Servants of the State: Managing Diversity and Democracy in the Federal Workforce 1933-1953 (Hardback)Margaret Rung (author)
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
Exhaustively researched. Margaret Rung proves that the records of federal agencies are rich with fascinating stories of the people who worked in them. She does an excellent job of mixing the ideas and policies of managers with the voices of workers.--Cindy S. Aron "University of Virginia "
An important and highly original study of an insufficiently known issue.--Desmond King "St. John's College, Oxford University "
The book provides a good historical view of the development of the federal civil service merit system and the barriers to and advancement of African American workers in the government workforce.--"Choice"
Prodigiously researched . . . By weaving together managerial philosophies and labor practices, union politics, and worker's actions, Rung has produced a well-crafted tapestry of federal employment.--"American Historical Review"
An interesting study that traces the slow rise of pluralistic attitude in hiring and promotion procedures with the United States federal government . . . By focusing on the concept of individual merit versus group rights in the public-sector workplace, the author underlines an important movement in the United States public sector workplace.--"International Review of Administrative Sciences"
[A] well-research study . . . A valuable contribution to the growing number of studies on how individuals negotiate with and within the federal government to create change in society.--"Law and History Review"
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