Bureaucracy at war

U.S. performance in the Vietnam conflict
  • 174 Pages
  • 0.58 MB
  • English
Westview Press , Boulder, Colo
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States, Bureaucracy -- United S


United St

StatementRobert W. Komer ; foreword by William E. Colby.
SeriesWestview special studies in national security and defense policy
LC ClassificationsDS558 .K66 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 174 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2541409M
ISBN 100813302374
LC Control Number85022718

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Robert W. Komer ; foreword by William E. Colby. Format Book Published Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, Language English Series Westview Special Studies in National Security and Defense Policy ISBN Description.

This is not a book about policy or morality. But Komer's insights about institutional constraints and weaknesses in the management of war has relevance far beyond Vietnam. Bureaucracy At War: U.S. Performance in the Vietnam Conflict | Foreign Affairs.

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The legal questions are often posed in crisis-like settings, pitting law against power in a uniquely direct way. They may involve questions concerning the security of Americans; they can go to the core of how we perceive ourselves and our nation's values.

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The lessons in this book are incredibly valuable for anyone fighting against a bureaucracy, against inertia, against doubters and ass-kissers.

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It’s considered a classic and read by most strategic thinkers across the armed forces today for a reason. Bureaucracy is a political book written by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises.

The author's motivation in writing the book is his concern with the spread of socialist ideals and the increasing bureaucratization of economic life. While he does not deny the necessity of certain bureaucratic structures for the.

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Bureaucracy is a by-product of s Industrialization as a method to efficiently rationalized complicated processes. Complicated problems are problems which have a very large yet finite number of variables, which therefore can be broken down into pieces and it a blueprint which will always produce the same result.

The book that accompanies the pamphlet is a brief history of rationing and its connection to the expansion of labyrinthine bureaucracy in the war years. Although the ration stamps were intended to support the American war effort by streamlining the distribution of commodities, several problems resulted from the use of ration books, including.

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Several authors who were also World War II veterans and faculty members discussed the bureaucratic role in war. They also reflected on their personal experiences during the war.

Read this book on Questia. What the American nation did to win this war will be so impressive when future histories are written that only the students of political science and public administration will be concerned with the irksome blunderings which are so much in our minds in Characteristics and paradoxes of bureaucracy.

The foremost theorist of bureaucracy is the German sociologist Max Weber (–), who described the ideal characteristics of bureaucracies and offered an explanation for the historical emergence of bureaucratic institutions. According to Weber, the defining features of bureaucracy sharply distinguish it from other types of organization based.

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Drawing on a plethora of archival sources, including the Kennedy and Johnson Presidential Libraries, and interviews and a ten-year correspondence with former Secretary of Labor W.

Willard Wirtz, this forceful examination brings a fresh perspective to a key era in. When this book appeared inWorld War II was raging. Socialism then prevailed in Britain, Germany, and the USSR.

In the United States also, self-styled progressives were fully convinced that socialism was the wave of the future. It will be shown in this book that bureaucracy and bureaucratic methods are very old and that they must be.

The 3 books aren’t explicitly about bureaucracy. The first two are wonderful, head-spinning novels, and I expect if either author were still alive they’d think I was doing a disservice to.

Bureaucracy and cold war diplomacy. Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies, (OCoLC) Online version: Alvarez, David J. Bureaucracy and cold war diplomacy. Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: David J Alvarez.

Economics, Bureaucracy, and Race book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In this hard-hitting analysis of the war on poverty, Judi /5(6).

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Today we’re talking with John Marini about his new book, Unmasking the Administrative State. And so, the administrative state is not merely a thing, the bureaucracy, it’s a form of authority as well.

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This book will be of great use to advanced students of organization and man. Bureaucracy under despotic government. Bureaucracy within a democracy. The essential features of bureaucratic n1anagement.

The crux of bureaucratic management. Bu­ reaucratic personnel managen1ent. iii I zo 40 III. BUREAUCRATIC MANAGEMENT OF PUB-LICLY OWNED ENTERPRISES 57 I. The impracticability of government all-round control.

by Mark Schwartz. Mark Schwartz, author of leadership classics A Seat at the Table and The Art of Business Value, reveals a new (empowering) model for the often soul-shattering, frustrating, Kafkaesque nightmare we call bureaucracy.

Bureaucracy definition, government by many bureaus, administrators, and petty officials. See more. He co-wrote with Bush a book about the Cold War, “A World Transformed,” published inand with Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski the book “America and the World.

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Robert Menasse’s The Capital opens up a new genre that might be called “Novels About the European Commission.” Some wit will protest: “But the European Union has been producing fiction for decades!” Be that as it may, if the category is widened to “Novels About Bureaucracy,” then The Capital joins a venerable genre indeed, including, but by no means limited to, The Castle and The.