Bureaucracy - David BeethamMilton Keynes: Open University Press, 1987, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' name to the upper wrapper verso.
Includes: Further reading list;
From the cover: “Bureaucracy is one of the most pervasive, and also pervasively criticised, features of contemporary society. Yet social scientists have disagreed sharply about how to define it. Underlying these disagreements, David Beetham shows, are the differences of perspective and practical interest associated with different subject disciplines, as well as those arising from the competing social theories of the Marxist and Weberian traditions. To understand bureaucracy, he argues, involves attempting a critical synthesis of these perspectives, and in the process confronting some of the most basic methodological issues of social science. This is an original work of theory which will appeal both to those who want to know how bureaucracy is presented in the latest literature of economics, sociology and political science, and to those who seek an understanding which goes beyond the framework of any one discipline.”