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Squeeze Play: Merit in Government

Joseph F. Kett

in Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451225
eISBN:
9780801467677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451225.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter turns to the installation of merit systems in the federal and state governments, and uses these systems as a window on the continuing interaction of merit with equal rights and popular ... More


Chester A. Arthur

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the Pendleton Act to reform the civil service, which was adopted during Chester A. Arthur's administration. It established a bipartisan Civil Service Commission of three ... More


The Federal Bureaucracy: From Patronage to Civil Service

Gary D. Libecap

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Via a myriad of social programs, regulations, taxes, and payments, the federal government permeates virtually every aspect of life in the United States. The current federal bureaucracy is largely ... More


Introduction

Hannah Gurman

in The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158725
eISBN:
9780231530354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158725.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the evolution of the diplomatic establishment in the State Department in the United States. The last sixty years has seen the history of the State ... More


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