In Praise of Bureaucracy : Weber, Organization, Ethics Paperback
by Paul Du Gay
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
- Publication Date: 14/06/2000
- Category: Institutions & learned societies: general
- ISBN: 9780761955047