Stephane Dion

Stephane Dion

St├ęphane Dion has been a member of the Canadian Parliament since 1996; he served as cabinet minister for the environment from 2004 to 2006 and as leader of the Liberal Party from 2006 until December 2008.

The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat

Appraisals and Evidence

Thirteen scholars reexamine one of the most provocative and debated models of bureaucratic behavior, as developed by William A. Niskanen in his seminal book, Bureaucracy and Representative Government. The essays evaluate a wide array of findings, both qualitative and quantitative, relevant to the various aspects of the model, and offer conclusions about its merits and limits, suggesting alternative explanations of bureaucratic behavior. Niskanen provides his own reassessment and reflections on the debate.