Commentaries on new book reinforce its author’s call for strengthening the civil service.
Policymakers cannot know whether the trend Verkuil identifies is good or bad, but we should find out.
Verkuil’s proposal for replacing contractors with professional bureaucrats is unlikely to be adopted.
Recent disasters suggest keys to good governance.
Civil service reformers should consider changes to lengthy, single-agency employee tenures.
Verkuil offers a compelling argument for reshaping the bureaucracy, but the odds of adoption are slim.
Effective administration of public programs is becoming unmoored from the rule of law.
Recent research casts doubt on the existence of a conspiracy by civil servants against the President.
The key to improving government is to strengthening—and valuing—excellence in the civil service.
Executive Order 13,771 could lead to incidents like the Grenfell Tower fire in the United States.
Scholar considers how costs and benefits might be calculated under a regulatory offsets system.
Scholars argue that environmental laws improve air quality despite increases in U.S. manufacturing output.