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1st Edition

Globalism and Comparative Public Administration

ISBN 9781439854587
Published August 29, 2011 by Routledge
237 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Governance and Globalism. Comparative Public Administration. Bureaucracy. Comparative Research and Methods. Comparative Public Policy. Administration of Developing Countries. Administration of Developed Systems. Global Ethics and Public Service.

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Jamil E. Jreisat is Professor of Public Administration and Political Science, Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida (USF). He is the author of over one hundred books, chapters, and articles on public administration theory and process, comparative public administration, and development administration with a focus on the Arab states. Professor Jreisat is an internationally recognized expert who has consulted to the World Bank, UNDP, German Technical Assistance (GTZ), and the Institute of Development Administration of the League of Arab States. He serves on the editorial boards of several professional publications and is the associate editor of the Journal of Asian and African Studies. Professor Jreisat is the recipient of many awards including the USF Award for Professional Excellence.


This book is a unique contribution, not only for its focus on an important topic but also because it provides students and scholars with a comprehensive and conceptually focused view of the field. It is an analytical, evaluative, exhaustive, and balanced approach to critical dimensions of modern governance. In this magnificent book, Dr. Jamil Jreisat demonstrates that he has the heart and the head required to show how our newly won international and comparative perspectives on public administration require better leadership, policy making, and program implementation and shows how these can be achieved in the real world.
—Donald Klingner, Distinguished University Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado