American Public Service: Radical Reform and the Merit System by James S. Bowman, Jonathan P. West

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The traditional bonds of mutual respect and understanding that form through long associations among career civil servants and veteran legislative leaders are weakened when the politicians’ careers are restricted to six or eight years. This study did not contain sufficient cases (or data) to ascertain if there is a direct correlation between term limits and employee job security (short legislative careers lead to reduced job retention), but common sense would naturally lead us to that conclusion.

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