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Encyclopedia of Federal Agencies and Commissions
  • Authored by: Kathleen Thompson Hill and Gerald N. Hill
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816048436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4843-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2004
  • Dewey Number: 351.73
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 512


Despite the significant control government exerts over Americans, few understand its organizational structure and the roles of its various departments and offices. For people to gain the full benefits of government programs and avoid the snares lurking among government bureaucracy and arcane regulations, they must clearly understand the powers and functions of each part of the government. Encyclopedia of Federal Agencies and Commissions is a comprehensive guide to the various branches of the federal government, making information about them readily available and accessible. Clearly written entries cover all branches of the federal government as well as the history and inner workings of the agencies that function under them.

Coverage includes:

  • The executive branch
  • The legislative branch
  • The judicial branch
  • Independent entities and commissions
  • Quasi-official agencies.


Index. Appendixes.

About the Author(s)

Kathleen Thompson Hill and Gerald N. Hill are currently Visiting Scholars of California Berkley's Institute of Governmental Studies. They have been published widely on a variety of subjects and are the authors of The Real Life Dictionary of the Law: Taking the Mystery Out of Legal Language.

Reviews and Awards

"...provides a useful overview of the history, organization, and responsibilities of the federal agencies and commissions within American government and will be a welcome addition to any collection serving primarily high school or lower division college students."
American Reference Books Annual

"...well-organized...A current, highly informative guide to the federal bureaucracy for the general public that will also be welcomed by students and researchers of public administration and government...Highly recommended..."

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