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The Politics of the Peace Corps and VISTA
by T. Reeves
University of Alabama Press, 1988
Paper: 978-0-8173-1206-0 | Cloth: 978-0-8173-0323-5
Library of Congress Classification HC60.5.R45 1988
Dewey Decimal Classification 361.26

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The author has taken the concept of organizational culture from corporate literature and applied it to two unique government programs the Peace Corps and VISTA. The book traces the ongoing conflict between partisan ideology and the organizational culture formulated during the Kennedy and Johnson years. It follows an often intense struggle between political appointees on one side and career employees, volunteers, and returned volunteers on the other. Political ideologies may vary depending upon which political party controls the presidency, but the contest for control of the agencies continues.


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