In Praise of Bureaucracy : Weber, Organization, Ethics, Paperback

In Praise of Bureaucracy : Weber, Organization, Ethics Paperback

Part of the Organization, Theory & Society Series series


In this provocative study, Paul du Gay makes a compelling case for the continuing importance of bureaucracy.

Taking inspiration from the work of Max Weber, du Gay launches a staunch defence of 'the bureaucratic ethos' and highlights its continuing relevance to the achievement of social order and good government in liberal democratic societies.

Through a comprehensive engagement with both historical and contemporary critiques of bureaucracy and a careful examination of the policies of organizational change within the public services today, du Gay develops a major reappraisal of the so-called 'traditional' ethic of office.

In doing so he highlights the ways in which many of the key features of bureaucratic conduct that came into existence a century ago still remain essential to the provision of responsible democratic government.




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