Accession Number:

ADA080461

Title:

Bureaucratic Decisionmaking in the Military Assistance Program: Some Empirical Findings,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This memorandum explores three topics alternative generation, bargaining relatioships between different parts of bureaucracy, and organizational learning. A small survey of twenty-five officials in six agencies dealing with the Military Assistance Program MAP was conducted. Alternatives are rarely conceptualized as mutually exclusive packages. There are stereotyped policy positions for the various agencies involved in MAP these positions are independent of personality and specific issues and are simplifiable into two dimensions. Officials report that although the war between India and Pakistan in 1965 was a very unfortunate event for MAP there were lessons from this crisis, and these lessons were applicable to other parts of the program but they also said that almost no modifications were made in these other parts of the program. Some of the implications of these and other findings are discussed, using such concepts as multiple determination and location of agencies in a policy space. Finally, a new set of research questions is presented, taking into account the empirical findings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE