Edited by Edmund C. Stazyk and H. G. Frederickson
Chapter 6: Bureaucracy and democracy: perils and prospects
Bureaucracy and democracy, seemingly antithetical ideas about governance, are inseparably intertwined in the development of the modern, and now postmodern, democratic state. Three classic accounts_from de Tocqueville, Weber, and Friedrich_offer wide-ranging insights into this complex relationship, revealing just how much bureaucracy and democracy have transformed one another. Despite the individualistic dimension within the democratic creed, organizations are the key to understanding the bureaucracy–democracy relationship and improving its prospects for a harmonious future.
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