Amateur Government

Cohen, David M.
October 1998
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Oct98, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p450
Academic Journal
Criticizes the lack of management skill in the background of most of the United States executive branch appointees and argues that political appointees should be limited to the top two positions in each department. Lack of political accountability of the appointees who head the US executive branch; Filling of most administration appointments from outside the government; Vice President Al Gore's initiative to reinvent government.


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