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Bureaucracy in the Modern State : An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration - Jon Pierre

Bureaucracy in the Modern State : An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

By: Jon Pierre (Editor)

Hardcover Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9781852787257
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.
Bureaucracy In the Modern State offers a comparative analysis of how these challenges affect public administration in France, the United States, Germany, Japan, Britain, Sweden and the developing countries of the Third World. Specialist chapters written by acknowledged experts on the public policy of each country are brought together in a comparative framework in order to assess the impact of recent changes on the relationship between policy makers and the civil service, and the organizational challenges presented by the introduction of market-based ideology. Assessing public administration from a State-Society perspective, the authors focus on four basic factors which they believe determine the role of the bureaucracy in modern societies: the configuration of the state, the relationship between policy-makers and the bureaucracy, the internal organizational dynamics of the bureaucracy, and the relationship between the public bureaucracy and civil society. A special analysis of the relationship between domestic and transnational bureaucracies is also included, with particular reference made to the European Union.
Addressing one of the key public policy issues of our time, this book will be widely used by teachers, students and researchers who will welcome the combination of in-depth studies of selected countries, from capitalist democracies to developing countries, with an authoritative comparative analysis held together by a distinct theoretical framework.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Comparative public administration: the state of the artp. 1
Bureaucracy in a divided regime: the United Statesp. 18
Public administration at the crossroads: the end of the French specificity?p. 39
Public administration in Germany: political and societal relationsp. 64
'Deprivileging' the UK civil service in the 1980s: dream or reality?p. 92
Japan: divided bureaucracy in a unified regimep. 118
Governing the welfare state: public administration, the state and society in Swedenp. 140
Public administration in developing countries: Kenya and Tanzania in comparative perspectivep. 161
The Europeanization of the national bureaucracies?p. 185
Conclusions: a framework of comparative public administrationp. 205
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9781852787257
ISBN-10: 1852787252
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: January 1995
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54

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