Graph for the Day for January 5, 2011

"[B]ureaucracies with unique goals achieve autonomy when their middle-level officials establish reputations among diverse coalitions for effectively providing unique services. These coalitions enable agencies to resist political control and make it costly for politicians to ignore the agencies' ideas."[1] ... [This reality creates] "the conditions under which administrators have gained control over the political authorities that ostensibly control them."[2] The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy(Read Full Post)