Accession Number:

AD0768027

Title:

Decentralization and Alienation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The reduction of citizen alienation has stood prominently as a goal for the decentralization of public services. The use of governmental action to reduce this alienation follows a straightforward line of reasoning. The argument is that decentralization reduces organizational scale and makes government more responsive to neighborhood needs the citizen is more active, receives better services, and somehow becomes less alienated. The purpose of the paper is to examine the potential relationship of several types of decentralization to alienation, and to review available empirical evidence dealing with correlates of alienation.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE