A HOOK IN LEVIATHAN: A Critical Interpretation of the Hoover Commission Report by

A HOOK IN LEVIATHAN: A Critical Interpretation of the Hoover Commission Report

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A full scale study, with warm approval, of the Report of the Committee on Organisation of the Executive Branch which reviews the twenty-odd task force investigations but primarily outlines and interprets the Commission's recommendations. The eight principal areas of improvement in the Executive Branch are discussed in detail: the number of departments and agencies; the President's line of authority and supervision; the Presidential staff assistants; the body of administrators and career personnel; administrative practices and procedures; the outmoded budget system; the unstandardized accounting methods; and the coordination and organization of housekeeping services. A final chapter reports on progress in carrying out the Committee's recommendations- through Executive Order, plans under the Reorganization Act and legislation. A well-informed appraisal, in rather dull governmental prose, for a small audience.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1950
Publisher: Macmillan