By Robert D. Putnam
In uneasy partnership on the helm of the fashionable country stand elected get together politicians bureaucrats. This booklet is the 1st finished comparability of those strong elites. In seven countries--the usa, nice Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the Netherlands--researchers wondered seven-hundred bureaucrats and 6OO politicians with the intention to know the way their goals, attitudes, and pursuits fluctuate inside cultural settings.
One of the authors' most important findings is that the worlds of those elites overlap even more within the usa than in Europe. yet in the course of the West bureaucrats and politicians each one put on distinct blinders and every have precise virtues. In a well-ordered polity, the authors finish, politicians articulate society's goals and bureaucrats deliver them gingerly to earth.
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