Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reform

Edited by Guy Peters, Jon Pierre

© 2006 – Routledge

252 pages

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About the Book

Adminstrative reform in most western democracies over the past couple of decades has been characterized by bringing in market-based concepts of public-service delivery. This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors - experts on administrative reform - assess its scope and objectives, and also the ways in which these reforms have impacted on the traditional roles of elective office and civil servants. This book will be an invaluable resource for students and academics in Politics and Public Administration, as well as for civil servants and experts on administrative reform.

About the Editors

B. Guy Peters is renowned for his work in this field. He is currently Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. His latest publications include The Future of Governing, and co-editing Taking Stock: Assessing Public Sector Reform. Jon Pierre held a chair in Politics at the University of Strathclyde 1996-1998. His recent work includes Bureaucracy in the Modern State; he is current co-editor of Governance: An International Journal of Policy and Administration.

About the Series

Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General