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Author Silberman, Bernard S., 1930-

Title Cages of reason : the rise of the rational state in France, Japan, the United States, and Great Britain / Bernard S. Silberman
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993


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Description xii, 487 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Cages of reason : the rise of the rational state in France, Japan, the United States, and Great Britain / Bernard S. Silberman. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Preface -- Introduction -- Pt. 1: Bureaucratic Structure as a Contingent Problem -- 1: Organization Theory and Bureaucratic Structure -- 2: Political Uncertainty, Leadership Succession, and the Modes of Administration -- 3: The Strategies of Uncertainty -- Pt. 2: Strategies of High Uncertainty -- France -- 4: Revolutionary Change and Structural Ambiguity: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Transformations -- 5: The Post-Napoleonic Period -- Japan -- 6: The Meiji Restoration as the Revolutionary Moment -- 7: The Resolution of Revolutionary Uncertainty and the Imperial State -- Pt. 3: Strategies of Low Uncertainty -- The United States -- 8: Political Parties, Patronage, and Administration -- 9: Political Leadership, Party Contestation, and Reform: 1865-1925 -- Great Britain -- 10: Parliament, the Crown, and the Problem of Patronage -- 11: Patronage, Representation, and Administrative Reform -- 12: "The Efficient Secret": Administrative Rationalization and the Executive -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Public administration History, Bureaucracy History, Rationalism History, Public administration United States History, Public administration Europe History, Public administration Japan History
Analysis Civil service History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-475) and index
Subject Bureaucracy -- History.
Public administration -- History.
Public administration -- Europe -- History.
Public administration -- Japan -- History.
Public administration -- United States -- History.
Rationalism -- History.
LC no. 92031653
ISBN 0226757366 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226757374 (paperback: alk. paper)