Books tagged: bureaucracy

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Out of the Rubble... Revolution! (An Allegory of Monumental Disproportions)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management and human resources
This little parabolic adventure (with graphics) is about leadership and the dangers of monument making – where process, bigness, status quo and control become more important than the mission. The world today is replete with examples, a sampling suggested in this book’s "Postlude." Discover where you and your institution(s) fit - a "survival guide" for institutional, mission-oriented leaders.
Trembling in the Ivory Tower: Excesses in the Pursuit of Truth and Tenure
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
In this gem of a book, scholar and wit Kenneth Lasson takes on all manner of excesses in the Ivory Tower which, from his insider's viewpoint, constitute little less than a full-scale assault on American values and mores. Lasson uses his sharply pointed pen to skewer both the powerful and the petty, from perpetually outraged law professors and would-be literati to ethnic hatemongers with tenure.
Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the I.N.S.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,230. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
A socio-political study of the rise and fall of the Bracero worker program and what it means for immigration policy and organizational theory. A classic book with continuing substantive and methodological value. As a new Foreword notes, worries about immigration and labor persist, as does basic dysfunction of the present form of INS. Digging deeper reveals the persistence of a structural catch-22.
Law and the Search for Community
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,830. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
This enduring study of law and organizations that change the community--the core relations of citizen and state--takes aim at real problems that resonate today and the limits of bureaucracy: health care, medical consent, pollution, special ed, care for the elderly and poor. A recognized sociolegal classic by a UCLA law prof, first published by Penn Press, now in digital edition with 2010 Foreword.
Montessori, Dewey, and Capitalism: Educational Theory for a Free Market in Education
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Series: Education. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,290. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
This book presents a philosophy of education—the theory of concentrated attention and independent judgment—that requires laissez-faire capitalism for its full realization. It is not an argument, except indirectly, for the separation of education and state nor is it a critique of present and past state-run schooling. It is an argument for the abolition of coercion in all areas of life.
Juggernaut: Why the System Crushes the Only People Who Can Save It
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 184,230. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
A revolutionary new theory of political economy that will change the way you look at the financial crisis, the culture divide, and the system as a whole.
The Carrier
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Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A member of the crew of a carrier tries to save it from destruction.
Fighting with Congress for Equity and Justice On Behalf of Nondisabled Retired Military Personnel
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,890. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Congress
The members of the armed forces of the United States are the cornerstone of our freedom, keeping us secure by protecting us from threats both here and abroad. Why is it then that dedicated veterans such as Walter G. Pittman do not get the benefits they deserve – benefits Mr. Pittman argues are due to him according to the law?
Mr Blot
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Meet Mr Blot, the officious teapot who insists that there is a form to be filled in for everything. A picture book with 34 illustrations in full colour.
Surreal Sunday; Katastrophic Katrina
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 23,760. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Natural history
A step by step journey of the 8 day week following the devastating Katrina hurricane of 2005. It is laid out by the numerous media reports from press, radio and TV.