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Designing bureaucracies institutional capacity and large-scale problem solving by James A. Desveaux

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English



  • Canada,
  • Canada.


  • Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources.,
  • Bureaucracy -- Canada.,
  • Energy policy -- Canada.,
  • Organizational effectiveness.,
  • Canada -- Politics and government -- 1945-1980.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-242) and index.

StatementJames A. Desveaux.
LC ClassificationsJL108 .D47 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 252 p. :
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1087678M
ISBN 100804722811
LC Control Number94011685

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