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Chapter 7: Rationality Versus Routine: How Do Public Organizations Make Decisions?

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Rationality Versus Routine: How Do Public Organizations Make Decisions?
Rationality Versus Routine: How Do Public Organizations Make Decisions?

We have been discussing the role of public sector organizations in making and implementing public policy, but to this point we have not discussed how those organizations make their decisions. Public organizations make thousands of decisions every day, and those decisions essentially define their performance. The decisions are being made at all levels of public organizations, with individuals at the top of the organization making policy decisions while individuals toward the bottom of organizations apply policies to individual cases. We should think of this decision-making as problem solving. When confronted with a problem, whether it is a major policy issue such as climate change or an individual ...

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