2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

PAD 706 Bureaupathology

Explores corruption, waste, favoritism, excessive secrecy, arbitrary and illegal exercises of power and other "pathologies" of bureaucracies. Examines the organizational situations and social contexts conducive to departures from the laws rules and regulations that define the formal mission of an agency. Considers the remedial and preventative actions available to elected officials, organizational managers, line employees and clients, customers and citizens.