Harold Seidman Author

Harold Seidman (1911–2002) was an American political scientist who is best known for a classic work in government studies and public administration - Politics, Position and Power: The Dynamics of Federal Organization, now in its fifth edition. He was a well-known expert in Washington DC bureaucratic politics and was particularly expert in the organization of government corporations. Seidman attended Brown University for both his Bachelors (1934) and a Masters degrees (1935). For a time, Seidman worked on the editorial staff of the magazine, The Nation. In 1943, he completed a Ph.D. at Yale University, where he was in the political science department with Dwight Waldo as a colleague. Seidman was a prolific writer. Between 1930 and 1984, he wrote many articles and books considered important in the field of public administration. Seidman ended his career in public service and began teaching as a Professor in the Political Science department at the University of Connecticut where he taught from 1971-1984. His collected papers are archived at the University of Connecticut.

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Date of birth
United States of America
Date of death
2002 at age of 91


1. Yale University Colleges/University

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
2013. 20.8 bil. $
2012. 19.3 bil. $
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246 Church Street, 06520 - New Haven, Connecticut
2012. 5,379
2010. 5,310
2009. 5,270
2012. 6,501
2011. 6,318
2010. 6,391
Acceptance rate
2014. 6.26 %
2012. 7.1 %
2012. 6.8 %
2010. 8.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44 K $
2012. 42.3 K $
2011. 40.5 K $
2010. 38.3 K $
Official web page www.yale.edu
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Written work

1.Investigating municipal administration

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1941. at New York City (215 pages)

2.Politics, position, and power

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1970. by Oxford University Press at New York City (311 pages)
1980. by Oxford University Press at New York City (367 pages)
1986. by Oxford University Press at New York City (370 pages)
1998. by Oxford University Press at New York City (268 pages)


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