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

The Politics of Bureaucracy

Author: B. Guy Peters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317802198
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Genre: Political Science

Written by B. Guy Peters, 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 seventh edition, offering extensive, well-documented comparative analysis of the effects of politics on bureaucracy. Updates to this edition include: All new coverage of public administration in Latin America and Africa, with special attention paid to the impact of New Public Management and other ideas for reform; An examination of the European Union and its effects on public policy and public administration in member countries, as well as an exploration of the EU as a particular type of bureaucracy; A renewed emphasis on coordination and the role of central agencies; A thorough assessment of 'internationalization' of bureaucracies and concerns with the role of international pressures on domestic governments and organizations in the public sector; Coverage of the wide-ranging impacts of the 2008 economic slowdown on public bureaucracies and public policies, and the varied success of governmental responses to the crisis. Drawing on evidence from a wide variety of political systems, The Politics of Bureaucracy, Seventh Edition, continues to be essential reading for all students of government, policy analysis, politics, and international relations.

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: 2001-06-29
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.

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.

Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

Author: Sabine Kuhlmann
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781783473601
Release Date: 2014-07-31
Genre: Political Science

This innovative textbook provides an in-depth analysis and account of the state of public administration and recent administrative reforms in European countries. It introduces key features of public administration in six European countries, by

Verwaltung und Verwaltungsreformen in Europa

Author: Sabine Kuhlmann
Publisher: Springer VS
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133848403
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Political Science

Dieses Lehrbuch soll in das Studium der öffentlichen Verwaltung in vergleichender Perspektive einführen und einen Überblick über Verwaltungssysteme und Verwaltungsreformen in Europa geben. Die Autoren legen damit das erste Lehrbuch zur vergleichenden Verwaltungswissenschaft in deutscher Sprache vor. Für Studierende, Lehrende wie auch Praktiker und andere an komparativen Fragen der öffentlichen Verwaltung, Verwaltungspolitik und -reform interessierte Leser und Leserinnen werden der Gegenstand und die Analysekonzepte der vergleichenden Verwaltungswissenschaft dargestellt. Die Autoren gehen dabei auf grundlegende Merkmale öffentlicher Verwaltung in sechs Ländern (Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien, Großbritannien, Schweden und Ungarn), die wesentliche Verwaltungsprofile in Europa repräsentieren, genauer ein. Außerdem werden aktuelle Verwaltungsreformen verglichen und herausgearbeitet, inwieweit sich die unterschiedlichen Verwaltungssysteme inzwischen angenähert haben oder ihre jeweiligen nationalen Prägungen fortbestehen. Der Inhalt Theorien und Analyseansätze in der vergleichenden Verwaltungswissenschaft • Verwaltungssysteme und -traditionen in Europa: Länderkurzprofile • Verwaltungsreformen in vergleichender Perspektive • Konvergenz, Divergenz, Persistenz von Verwaltungssystemen • Perspektiven der vergleichenden Verwaltungswissenschaft Die Zielgruppen Studierende und Dozierende der Fächer Politikwissenschaft und Verwaltungswissenschaft • Verwaltungspraktiker • Politiker • Journalisten • Leser mit Interesse an komparativen Fragen der öffentlichen Verwaltung/Verwaltungsreform Die Autoren Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann ist Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaftlerin und hat einen Lehrstuhl für Politikwissenschaft, Verwaltung und Organisation an der Universität Potsdam inne. Prof. em. Dr. Hellmut Wollmann war Hochschullehrer für Verwaltungswissenschaft an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und ist Gesellschafter des Instituts für Stadtforschung und Strukturpolitik GmbH (IfS), Berlin.

Globalism and Comparative Public Administration

Author: Jamil Jreisat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351565387
Release Date: 2017-09-25
Genre: Political Science

Globalization, rapidly evolving communication and information technology, and the spread of democracy across the world are reshaping public organizations and changing governance. Yet, graduate students and public administration academics have limited resources with which to develop a real-world understanding of the conceptual evolution and the changing contextual relationships in the field. Helping to fill this void, Globalism and Comparative Public Administration examines comparative public administration from the 1960s to the present—providing an integrated and realistic view of the comparative perspective and its rationale. It explores the development and contributions of the comparative approach and explains how it is essential for developing the depth and breadth needed to transform public administration to a global field of learning and practice. Building on the success of the 2002 edition, the book covers new topics and offers expanded discussions on globalism, governance, and global ethics. From classic models to novel concepts and practices, this volume provides an exhaustive view of the development of the comparative perspective and its contributions of practical administrative knowledge that are applicable beyond national boundaries.

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.

Handbook of Comparative Public Administration in the Asia Pacific Basin

Author: H. K. Wong
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824719433
Release Date: 1999-02-23
Genre: Political Science

This stimulating reference/text examines a wide range of issues and trends in administrative reform in the Newly Industrialized or Industrializing Economies (NIEs) of the Asia-Pacific Basin and offers detailed case studies illustrating the dynamics and etiology of reform protocols. Suggesting new ways of understanding reform within a bureaucratic or political framework, the Handbook of Comparative Public Administration in the Asia-Pacific Basin highlights the role of civil service training in fostering strategic, political, social, and economic changes in Hong Kong over the past decade, provides a roadmap into the labyrinth of China's gigantic financial system, and includes nearly 600 references, tables, and drawings.