A Government Ill Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It

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"The federal government is finding it increasingly difficult to faithfully execute the laws, which is what Alexander Hamilton called "the true test" of a good government. This book diagnoses the symptoms, explains their general causes, and proposes ways to improve the effectiveness of the federal government. Employing Hamilton's seven measures of an energetic federal service, Paul Light shows how the government is wanting in each measure."--BOOK JACKET
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
PublisherHarvard University Press
Number of pages278
ISBN (Print)9780674028081, 0674028082
StatePublished - 2008



  • Civil service
  • United States
  • Public administration
  • Verwaltungsreform
  • Verwaltung
  • Offentliga sektorn

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