The Politics of Bureaucracy

Author: B.Guy Peters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136706172
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Genre: Business & Economics

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 6th edition: 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 Bureaucracy continues to be essential reading for all students of government, policy analysis, and politics and international relations.

The Politics of Bureaucracy

Author: B. Guy Peters
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415342104
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

The new edition of the classic textbook provides the best overview of comparative public administration. The 6th edition has a wider geographical selection of case studies and contains new material on performance management abd rewards for public

Bureaucracy in the Modern State

Author: Jon Pierre
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781959714
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Public administration is under increasing pressure to become more efficient, better geared to the demands and opinions of citizens, more open to contacts with transnational bureaucracies, and more responsive to the ideas of elected policy makers

Handbook of Comparative and Development Public Administration

Author: Ali Farazmand
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203904753
Release Date: 2019-02-21
Genre: Political Science

With contributions from nearly 80 international experts, this comprehensive resource covers diverse issues, aspects, and features of public administration and policy around the world. It focuses on bureaucracy and bureaucratic politics in developing and industrialized countries and emphasizing administrative performance and policy implementation, as well as political system maintenance and regime enhancement. The book covers the history of public administration and bureaucracy in Persia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium and among the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, public administration in small island states, Eastern Europe, and ethics and other contemporary issues in public administration.

Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

Author: Sabine Kuhlmann
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781786436719
Release Date:
Genre:

This introduction into comparative public administration provides an in-depth analysis of the state of public administration and recent administrative reforms in European countries. By focusing on the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Hungary, it highlights key types of the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, Continental European and Central East European variance of public administration. Its guiding question is whether and why the politico-administrative systems have shown convergence or divergence.

Comparative Political Leadership

Author: Ludger Helms
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137264916
Release Date: 2012-07-25
Genre: Political Science

This volume has been designed as a key resource in the field of international political leadership research. Written by a team of distinguished leadership scholars from three continents and nine countries, the original chapters gathered in this volume cover all the major fields of political leadership, from executive, legislative and party leadership to leadership in social movements and international organizations. The special value and appeal of this book relates to its genuinely comparative focus that characterizes all chapters.

An Introduction to Public Administration

Author: Haroon A. Khan
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761841075
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

In An Introduction to Public Administration students will gain concise knowledge about the theories and issues relating to public administration. Oriented toward undergraduate students in public administration, this book covers important areas including; federalism, contexts of administration, organization theory, organization behavior, management, leadership, labor relations, public personnel management, budgeting, decision making, bureaucracy, and ethics and accountability. A chapter on comparative administration focusing on China, Japan, India, Great Britain, and Germany will enhance students' understanding of public administration systems in other countries. Khan incorporates current cases related to public administration so that students can use critical thinking to analyze issues and apply public administration theories. Special features in this book include lists of key terms to promote students' recognition of important concepts and essay questions at the end of each chapter to help students organize their understanding of the material.

Comparative Public Administration

Author: J.A. Chandler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134668113
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Political Science

This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis and includes new public management approaches. Including often neglected areas such as the European Union; Japan; Britain; France; Germany; The Republic of Ireland; Italy, Sweden and the United States, this student-friendly volume is a highly valuable resource for students of Politics and Administration at all levels.

Comparative Public Administration

Author: Eric Edwin Otenyo
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780762313594
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Volume 15 of Comparative Public Administration, titled Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management, offers a four-part approach that includes comparative public administration, administrative development and development administration, institutional management, and new public management and reforms. These elements discuss the fundamentals of public administration in detail while also investigating the changes that occur in administrative institutions. *Discusses the fundamentals of public administration *Investigates the changes occurring in administrative institutions *Includes content about internatonal organizations

Comparative Public Administration And Policy

Author: Jamil E. Jreisat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429721618
Release Date: 2019-04-03
Genre: Political Science

This third edition text sees the new diversity of approaches as healthy and invigorating. The major theme is globalization. The diversity in comparative politics over the past two decades has been reflected in prior editions of this book.

Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governance

Author: Jos Raadschelders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119026129
Release Date: 2015-01-21
Genre: Political Science

A comparative, interdisciplinary examination of the mechanismsbehind public administration Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governanceis a comprehensive, comparative text on the structure and functionof governments around the world. Written by two of the field'sleading public administration scholars, this book provides aninterdisciplinary perspective and a global, historical, andtheoretical examination of the management and governance of themodern state. Readers learn how territory, bureaucracy, andpolitical systems influence policy and reform in over thirtycountries, and how these mechanisms affect the everyday lives ofcitizens. This comparative approach features rich examples of howpolicy is shaped by culture, and how modern policy principles arefiltered to fit a country's needs and expectations. Chaptersconclude with comparative analyses that help readersbetter-understand the role and position of government in thecontemporary world, both in democratic societies andless-than-democratic environments. Governance doesn't happen in a vacuum. Those responsible forpolicy, regulation, and reform take cues from history, currentevents, and visions for the future to inform thinking on mattersthat can potentially affect a large number of everyday lives. Thisbook illustrates the thought process, providing the necessaryinsight these important decisions require. Understand the relationship between structure and function ofgovernment Learn how policy is culture-dependent Examine the political and societal contexts of reform Discover the myriad forms of modern bureaucracy The various social sciences provide valuable information andperspectives for those involved in public administration. Thoseperspectives converge here to form a thorough, well-rounded,examination of the success and failure possible, and the mechanismsthrough which they take place. Global Dimensions of PublicAdministration and Governance provides a detailed, wide-ranginglook at how modern governments operate, how they got this far, andwhere they're headed for the future.

Bureaucracy and Administration

Author: Ali Farazmand
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420015222
Release Date: 2009-06-23
Genre: Political Science

Bureaucracy is an age-old form of government that has survived since ancient times; it has provided order and persisted with durability, dependability, and stability. The popularity of the first edition of this book, entitled Handbook of Bureaucracy, is testimony to the endurance of bureaucratic institutions. Reflecting the accelerated globalization of corporate capitalism, cultures, and governance systems and the additional complexity in the tasks of public administrators, Bureaucracy and Administration presents a comprehensive, global perspective that highlights the dramatic changes of the last 15 years in governance, business, and public administration. Reflects Dramatic Changes in Governance, Business, and Public Administration Through articles contributed by international experts, this volume provides a thorough analysis of bureaucracies worldwide and their effect on politics, economics, and society. The book begins by exploring the historical antecedents of bureaucracy, looking at some of the great ancient civilizations and their administrative traditions, achievements, and contributions to modern administration and governance systems. In the next section, leading scholars from political science, sociology, governance, and public administration present a detailed review of theoretical and conceptual perspectives on bureaucracies and bureaucratic politics. Following an examination of bureaucracy and public management and presenting topics such as the response to Hurricane Katrina, training of bureaucrats, and ethical issues, contributors review bureaucratic politics in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The book concludes with a focused analysis of bureaucracy, change, reform, and revolution, highlighting implications for future governance and administration. Comprising theoretical and empirical analyses and including perspectives which span from ancient to modern times, this volume comprehensively and authoritatively advances the knowledge of the nature, role, and function of bureaucracy as the core of sound governance and administration around the world.

Public Administration in the Third World

Author: Venkateswarier Subramaniam
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313247307
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Political Science

This multiauthor reference handbook gives a detailed, objective picture of the evolution, structure, and processes of public administration in representative Third World countries. Written by an international group of specialists with first-hand knowledge of the subject, it presents empirical studies of developing nations in Asia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies, and Latin America. The resulting data are shaped by the editor into a theoretical framework delineating the complex relationships of state, bureaucracy, and class in the Third World. Subramaniam's introduction provides a critical overview of development literature in the field. Each case study begins with an historical introduction and discusses the political, executive, and the administrative structures and processes. Among the specific topics covered are public enterprises, administrative departments, personnel, financial administration, and regional and local administrative units. The majority of the systems studied are affected by the unregulated power of public enterprises, the persistence of colonial legacies, and the elitism of the bureaucracy. The concluding section relates these common elements to the sociohistorical characteristics of the middle-class groups that dominate both politics and public administration. Offering new research findings and a useful theoretical synthesis, this study will promote a clearer understanding of the internal political processes of Third World nations and be of compelling interest to specialists and students concerned with Third World political economy, comparative government, and international political economy.