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The Politics of Bureaucracy: An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration



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This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 9/17/2009.

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Written by a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised sixth edition, offering extensive, well documented comparative analysis of the effects of politics on bureaucracy. New to the 6thedition: More international case studies on North America, Western and Eastern European and Asian countries. Discussion of how governments have been developing strategies to enhance co-ordination and coherence across their programmes. Analysis of the use of performance management in public administration. More tables, case studies and internet links. Extensive revision and updating to take into account the wealth of new literature that has emerged in recent years, including a discussion of E-Governance and analysis of new public management ". Drawing on evidence from a wide variety of political systems, The Politics of Bureaucracycontinues to be essential reading for all students of government, policy analysis, and politics and international relations.

Table of Contents

Persistence, Growth and Change of Government and Administration
Political Culture & Public Administration
Recruitment of Public Administrators
Problems of Administrative Structure
Politics & Public Administration
The Politics of Bureaucracy
Paying for Government: Budgetary process
Politics of Administrative Accountability
Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century
Administrative Reform
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