This study examines the interaction between major private interest groups and federal bureaucracies in making decisions to import foreign workers in West Germany and the United States in the post-WWI period. It argues that the ultimate locus of decision rests with federal administrators, not interest groups or legislators, and this has implications for citizenship, how we think about policy-making and the role of administration in modern social life.
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1990. VIII, 248 pp.
Contents: Alien labor, employment, immigration and emigration - US and West Germany, government and politics in West Germany
and the US, public policy, political authority, administration, bureaucracy, interest groups.