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392 pages | 5 B/W Illus.
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:
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.
‘An astutely up-dated old favourite whose several editions are sound testimony to the enduring nature of bureaucracy. A treasure chest of facts, insights and reasoning about structures and dynamics so central to the state and government. Excellent for both graduate and undergraduate teaching.’ - Ian Thynne, Governance Program, Charles Darwin University, Australia
‘This sixth edition of this popular textbook provides the readers with a comprehensive and updated discussion of challenges and recent developments in the field of public bureaucracy. Contemporary public administration is placed in its political and intellectual context and analyzed in a well-informed and skilful manner.’ - Profesor Per Lægreid, University of Bergen
1. Public Administration and Governing 2. Political Culture and Public Administration 3. Recruiting Public Personnel 4. Problems of Administrative Structure 5. The Politics of Bureaucracy 6. The Bureaucracy and Political Institutions 7. The Politics of the Budgetary Process 8. The Politics of Administrative Accountability 9. Administrative Reform 10. The Politics of Public Management