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The Resource Nixon's super-secretaries : the last grand presidential reorganization effort, Mordecai Lee

Nixon's super-secretaries : the last grand presidential reorganization effort, Mordecai Lee

Label
Nixon's super-secretaries : the last grand presidential reorganization effort
Title
Nixon's super-secretaries
Title remainder
the last grand presidential reorganization effort
Statement of responsibility
Mordecai Lee
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Mordecai Lee provides a lively and authoritative account of an important administrative reform undertaken in the shadow of Watergate. He argues persuasively that Nixon's experiment with super-secretaries might have been the last grand attempt to impose order on the bulk of the federal bureaucracy."ùAlasdair S. Roberts, Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, Suffolk University Law School
  • "A fascinating and highly readable look at the major effort to rethink the structure and relationships of the federal executive ... covers in great depth and accuracy the events associated with the experiment to institute the counselor approach ... promises to be the definitive history of the Nixon reorganization effort and a significant addition to the scholarship regarding the presidency and public administration ... The author does an excellent job of detailing the intricacies of a bureaucratic system with the White House itself ... "ùJeremy F. Plant, professor of public policy and administration, Penn State University, Harrisburg
  • The Watergate Scandal of 1973 claimed many casualties, political and otherwise. Along with many personal reputations and careers, President Nixon's bold attempt to achieve a sweeping reorganization of the domestic portion of the executive branch was also pulled into the vortex
  • Now, Mordecai Lee examines Nixon's reorganization, finding it notable for two reasons. First, it was sweeping in intent and scope, representing a complete overhaul in the way the president would oversee and implement his domestic agenda. Second, the president instituted the reorganization administrativelyùby appointment of three "super-secretaries"--Without congressional approval. The latter aspect generated ire among some members of Congress, notably Sam Ervin, a previously little-known senator from North Carolina who chaired the Government Operations Committee and, soon after, the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activitiesùknown to the public as "the Watergate Committee
  • Calling his appointees "Counsellors to the President," Nixon chose three loyal members of his cabinet: Caspar Weinberger (Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), Earl Butz (Secretary of Agriculture), and James Lynn (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development). The three were given wide-ranging power over multiple departments and agencies and reported to John Ehrlichman, the president's assistant for domestic affairs. With the unfolding of the Watergate affair, however, and the subsequent resignations of Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman, the reorganization plan lost both its principal supporters and its priority within the Nixon White House. Five months after beginning, the effort ended abruptly, with an announcement at a hastily convened Cabinet meeting
  • Asserting that Nixon's reorganization effort represents a significant event in the evolution of the managerial presidency and public administration, Nixon's Super-Secretaries presents the most comprehensive historical narrative to date concerning this reorganization attempt. The author has utilized previously untapped original and primary sources to provide unprecedented detail on the inner workings, intentions, and ultimate demise of Nixon's ambitious plan to reorganize the sprawling federal bureaucracy. Students, scholars, and public policy professionals will benefit from reexamining this unusual and largely forgotten presidential initiative. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
OSU
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1948-
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Lee, Mordecai
Dewey number
973.924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E855
LC item number
.L44 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes series on the presidency and leadership
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Weinberger, Caspar W
  • Lynn, James T
  • Butz, Earl L.
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Executive departments
  • Cabinet officers
  • Executive power
  • Butz, Earl L.
  • Lynn, James T
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Weinberger, Caspar W
  • HISTORY
  • Cabinet officers
  • Executive departments
  • Executive power
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Nixon's super-secretaries : the last grand presidential reorganization effort, Mordecai Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Planning, November 1972-January 1973 -- Launch, January-February 1973 -- In operation, January-April 1973 -- Counsellor for Human Resources Caspar Weinberger: the super-secretary as assistant president -- Counsellor for Community Development James Lynn: the super-secretary as presidential coordinator -- Counsellor for Natural Resources Earl Butz: the dutiful and passive super-secretary -- Demise, April-May 1973 -- Legacy and significance
Control code
671236030
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603442497
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671236030
Label
Nixon's super-secretaries : the last grand presidential reorganization effort, Mordecai Lee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Planning, November 1972-January 1973 -- Launch, January-February 1973 -- In operation, January-April 1973 -- Counsellor for Human Resources Caspar Weinberger: the super-secretary as assistant president -- Counsellor for Community Development James Lynn: the super-secretary as presidential coordinator -- Counsellor for Natural Resources Earl Butz: the dutiful and passive super-secretary -- Demise, April-May 1973 -- Legacy and significance
Control code
671236030
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603442497
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671236030

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