- Strategies for Change: How to Make the American Political Dream Work
We live in the administrative state; a form of government in which the Constitution, political parties, and elections are marginalized by administrative structures, career professionals, and organizational processes. In the administrative state we need an administrative stategy. Action must be directed at the powerful agencies, bureaus, and offices of national, state, and local governments, as well as focused on the special districts and authorities that govern education, transportation, and other vital functions.
In this book (Part III Administrative Politics) I develop an administrative strategy in which citizens join with like-minded administrators, experts, and other organizational personnel to fundamentally alter agency policies and programs which, increasingly, determine the quality of life in the administrative state. Only when citizens shift attention away from electoral politics and pursue and administrative strategy can the problems we face—poverty in the midst of plenty, discrimination, failed urban schools, brutal military adventures, and so on—be resolved.