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Light, Paul Charles, author
Government by investigation : Congress, presidents, and the search for answers, 1945-2012 / Paul C. Light
Alternate Title Congress, presidents, and the search for answers, 1945-2012
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Washington, D.C. : the Governance Institute : Brookings Institution Press, [2014]
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  KF4942 .L54 2014    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Governmental investigations -- United States
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Physical Description ix, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Note "Paul C. Light examines and evaluates the 100 most significant investigations of policy failures, bureaucratic mistakes, and personal misconduct undertaken by the U.S. federal government between 1945 and 2012. Launched by Congress or the president, sometimes by both at the same time, the investigations at the core of this book were driven by the search for answers about significant breakdowns in government performance. Light reveals which investigations were most effective, and why."-- Publisher description
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-301) and index
Contents Government by investigation : introducing the search for answers -- Counting investigations -- Creating footprints -- Making investigations count -- Creating high-impact investigations
Alternate Author Brookings Institution
Governance Institute

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