Government by investigation: Congress, presidents, and the search for answers 1945–2012

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Abstract

Paul C. Light examines and evaluates the 100 most significant investigations of policy failures, bureaucratic mistakes, and personal misconduct undertaken by the U.S. federal government between 1945 and 2012. Launched by Congress or the president, sometimes by both at the same time, the investigations at the core of this book were driven by the search for answers about significant breakdowns in government performance. Light reveals which investigations were most effective, and why.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherProject Muse
Number of pages328
ISBN (Electronic)9780815722694
ISBN (Print)9780815722687
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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