This title was first published in 2001: This innovative text applies new institutional economics, public choice theory, and new public management concepts to the political arena of the Mexican administration. Including cutting-edge benchmarking analysis about best practices of human resources and the modernization of the public sector, the book also considers the history and situation of other countries from the Mexican perspective, especially those of Latin America and the OECD. An essential text for all those with an interest in public policy or Latin American politics.
’…a comprehensive and realistic analysis of the shortcomings of the present administrative apparatus in Mexico, [offers] practical, intelligent steps for change.’ Eugene Bardach, University of California at Berkeley, USA ’There is a plethora of insights and concepts here that could usefully inform discussions about the future role of local government and the task of political leadership.’ Local Government Studies
Contents: Administrative modernization; The career civil service: a comprehensive system of professionalization, evaluation and performance of public servants; The Latin American experience; The experience of OECD member countries; Experiences of the civil service in Mexico; Final conclusions; Appendices; Bibliography.
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