9780415234436

Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reform

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415234436

  • ISBN10:

    0415234433

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors assess its scope and objectives, and the ways in which these reforms have impacted on the traditional roles of civil servants.

Table of Contents

List of figures
xi
List of tables
xii
List of contributors
xiii
Series editor's preface xvii
Civil servants and politicians: the changing balance
1(10)
B. Guy Peters
Jon Pierre
PART I The Anglo-American democracies 11(34)
Public service bargains and public service reform
13(11)
Christopher Hood
Reinventing government, or reinventing politics? The American experience
24(11)
Joel D. Aberbach
Bert A. Rockman
Agencies, ministers and civil servants in Britain
35(10)
Brian W. Hogwood
David Judge
Murray McVicar
PART II Continental Europe 45(72)
Bureaucrats and politicians in the politics of administrative reforms in France (1988-1997)
47(14)
Philippe Bezes
A solid rock in rough seas? Institutional change and continuity in the German federal bureaucracy
61(12)
Eckhard Schroter
New Public Management from a theoretical and Austrian perspective
73(10)
Barbara Liegl
Politicians, bureaucrats and administrative reform in Hungary: who stops whom?
83(10)
Laszlo Vass
Bureaucratic politics in Spain: a long-lasting tradition
93(13)
Carlos R. Alba
(Re)shaping the politics--administration nexus in Greece: the decline of a symbiotic relationship?
106(11)
Calliope Spanou
PART III Scandinavia 117(38)
Bureaucratic autonomy as a political asset
119(13)
Jorgen Gronnegaard Christensen
Parallel paths? Administrative reform, public policy and politico-bureaucratic relationships in Sweden
132(10)
Jon Pierre
The reform `industry' in the Finnish government: towards the new welfare idea through the central and local administrative reforms of the 1980s and 1990s
142(13)
Ari Salminen
PART IV The Pacific region 155(26)
Politicians, bureaucrats and public sector reform in Australia and New Zealand
157(12)
John Halligan
Party members, elite bureaucrats and government reform in Japan's changing political landscape
169(12)
Akira Nakamura
PART V Conclusions 181(21)
The comparative dimension of administrative reform: creating open villages and redesigning the politics of administration
183(19)
Theo A. J. Toonen
Notes 202(7)
Bibliography 209(20)
Index 229

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