Bureaucratic Representation

Civil Servants and the Future of Capitalist Democracies


This text discusses the central role of bureaucratic representation as a key vehicle for representing the general interests of most citizens in a way that is consistently superior to electoral systems in representative democracies, particularly large states. Though formal elections remain indispensable, bureaucracies in the capital, public and social sectors, have used their superior expertise and continuity, combined with social policies like affirmative action and equal pay, to achieve responsible discretion and creative implementation.

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H.T. Wilson, Ph.D. (1968) in Political Science and Constitutional Law, Rutgers University, is Professor of Public Policy and Law at York University, Toronto. He has published extensively in public and social policy and social and political thought, including Sex and Gender (Brill, 1989).

1. Man and Society in an Age of Deconstruction
2. Capitalism and Legitimacy
3.Legitimacy and Capitalism
4. Sovereignty and Legitimacy
5 .Capitalism and Democracy
6. What the People Do for Capitalism
7. Property, Capital and Society
8. Public Capital and its Cooptation
9.The Public Debt: We Win, You Lose
10. Privatization: Hypocrisy Triumphant
11. Free Trade: the Supreme Illusion
12. Legitimation Crisis?

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Academic and professional, as well as nationation and provincial/state libraries. Honours undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. faculty and students in Public Policy, Public Law and Social and Political Science departments, faculties and programmes. Selected faculty and students in equivalent programmes in North America, the UK and Commonwealth and Western Continental Europe focussed on comparative social and political institutions, democratic administration or social and political theory. Middle to higher level civil servants.