Why America's Military Base Structure Can't Be Reduced
Public Administration Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 557-563, 1988
7 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2008
This inquiry concludes that America's bloated military base structure results less from demands for political 'pork' than from a decision-making process that inevitably results in a stalemate. This finding is encouraging. With a little imagination, we ought to be able to design a process that would permit facilities with highly valued alternative uses to be identified and promptly allocated to those uses and, at the same time, to insure the propriety or appropriateness of such transfers.
Keywords: legislative choice, military bases, pork-barrel politics, administrative processes
JEL Classification: D73, D80, D23, H56, H61, L22, L33, L13
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