Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2078: Governing the Public Sector: Bureaucratic Power and Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

All required reading and some further secondary sources will be made available via: ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

Indicative Reading List

Carpenter, D. (2010) Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA, Princeton University Press.

Zegart, A. B. (1999) Flawed by Design: The Evolution of CIA, JCS, and NSC, Stanford University Press.

Bertelli, A. M. (2012) The Political Economy of Public Sector Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wilson, J. Q. (1989) Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It,New York: Basic Books.

Hawkins, K. (1984) Environment and Enforcement: Regulation and the Social Definition of Pollution,

Clarendon Press.

Kaufmann, H. (1960) The forest ranger, reprinted in 2006 by Routledge.

Huber, G. (2007) The Craft of Bureaucratic Neutrality. Interests and Influence in Governmental Regulation of Occupational Safety, Cambridge.

Carpenter, D. (2001) The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy: Reputations, Networks, and Policy Innovation in Executive Agencies, 1862-1928, Princeton University Press.

Gailmard, S. and Patty, J. (2007) ‘Slackers and Zealots. Civil Service, Bureaucratic Discretion, and Policy Expertise’, American Journal of Political Science 51: 873-89.

Moe, T. (1989) ‘The Politics of Bureaucratic Structure’. In Can the Government Govern? Chubb and

Peteron eds. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution.