The Political Economy of Public Organizations


Gary L. Wamsley, and Mayer N. Zald. 1973. The Political Economy of Public Organizations. Public Administration Review 33(1): 62-73.

This article has influentially affected the study and practice of public organization theory and behavior by bringing to the open the central issues of Normative values of organizations, power, and influence, the “politics and economics, and the synthesis of the two.” Students and scholars of public administration in general and organization theory have appreciated this dimension of the field, and still do. -Editorial Board

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