Routledge is proud to publish the fifth edition of this comprehensive, comparative exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies in nations around the world. Written by a leading authority in the field, it offers an extensive, well documented, comparative analysis stressing the effects of politics and organised interests on bureaucracy.
New to the fifth edition:
*a new chapter on administrative reform
*more material on administration in developing countries
*more coverage of the European Union and more discussion of international bureaucracies
*revision and up-dating to take into account the wealth of new literature that has emerged in recent years.
Praise for the previous edition
'This is a wonderful, encyclopaedic work of considerable merit and utility … as the most widely used book in this area, it remains peerless.' - Nicholas Lovrich, Washington State University, USA
1. Persistence, Growth & Change of Government & Administration 2. Political Culture & Public Administration 3. Recruitment of Public Administrators 4. Problems of Administrative Structure 5. Politics & Public Administration 6. The Politics of Bureaucracy 7. Paying for Government: Budgetary Process 8. Politics of Administrative Accountability 9. Public Administration in the 1990s