ERIC Number: ED398818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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The Rot at the Top. Dysfunctional Bureaucracy in Academia.
This book is part of a continuing study of dysfunctional bureaucracy. Chapter 1 provides the framework for organizing the discussion on the dysfunctional bureaucracy as it occurs in academia. This chapter covers such topics as the protective strata of dysfunctional bureaucrats, the judiciary as part of the protective strata, bureaucratic self-interest and its pursuit in academia, and the results of bureaucratic power on campus. Chapter 2 is a collection of stories and thoughts by several academics on such topics as ignorance enshrined on campus, bureaucracy in arts and sciences, objectivity dependent on who pays the honorarium, and classical dysfunctional bureaucrats. Chapter 3 presents selected problems created by dysfunctional bureaucrats at one institution, including a section on sex in the office. Chapter 4 paints the portraits of several dysfunctional bureaucrats, while Chapter 5 shows how such bureaucrats receive help from the protective strata on the faculty. Chapter 6 describes the difficulties connected with many high bureaucrats in academia, especially the problems of their excessive greed. Chapter 7 discuses the effects of dysfunctional bureaucrats on society, and Chapter 8 focuses on bureaucratic liaisons with the government. Chapter 9 examines society's state in solving the problem of dysfunctional academic bureaucrats. (Contains approximately 75 references.) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Bureaucracy, College Faculty, Court Judges, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Leadership Responsibility, Organizational Climate, Politics of Education, Power Structure, Story Telling
University Press of America, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706 (paperback: ISBN-0-8191-9845-5, $29.50; clothbound: ISBN-08191-9844-7, $52.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
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