Political Science

The Politics of Bureaucracy

An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

Author: B. Guy Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317802187

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 8008

Written by B. Guy Peters, 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 seventh edition, offering extensive, well-documented comparative analysis of the effects of politics on bureaucracy. Updates to this edition include: All new coverage of public administration in Latin America and Africa, with special attention paid to the impact of New Public Management and other ideas for reform; An examination of the European Union and its effects on public policy and public administration in member countries, as well as an exploration of the EU as a particular type of bureaucracy; A renewed emphasis on coordination and the role of central agencies; A thorough assessment of 'internationalization' of bureaucracies and concerns with the role of international pressures on domestic governments and organizations in the public sector; Coverage of the wide-ranging impacts of the 2008 economic slowdown on public bureaucracies and public policies, and the varied success of governmental responses to the crisis. Drawing on evidence from a wide variety of political systems, The Politics of Bureaucracy, Seventh Edition, continues to be essential reading for all students of government, policy analysis, politics, and international relations.
Bureaucracy

The Politics of Bureaucracy

An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

Author: B. Guy Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781317802174

Category: Bureaucracy

Page: N.A

View: 4437

Political Science

Bureaucracy in the Modern State

An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

Author: Jon Pierre

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781959718

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 8149

Public administration is under increasing pressure to become more efficient, better geared to the demands and opinions of citizens, more open to contacts with transnational bureaucracies, and more responsive to the ideas of elected policy makers

Die Bürokratie

Author: Ludwig von Mises

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896655936

Category:

Page: 128

View: 3028

Political Science

Handbook of Comparative and Development Public Administration

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203904756

Category: Political Science

Page: 1130

View: 8505

With contributions from nearly 80 international experts, this comprehensive resource covers diverse issues, aspects, and features of public administration and policy around the world. It focuses on bureaucracy and bureaucratic politics in developing and industrialized countries and emphasizing administrative performance and policy implementation, as well as political system maintenance and regime enhancement. The book covers the history of public administration and bureaucracy in Persia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium and among the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, public administration in small island states, Eastern Europe, and ethics and other contemporary issues in public administration.
Political Science

An Introduction to Public Administration

Author: Haroon A. Khan

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761841074

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 749

In An Introduction to Public Administration students will gain concise knowledge about the theories and issues relating to public administration. Oriented toward undergraduate students in public administration, this book covers important areas including; federalism, contexts of administration, organization theory, organization behavior, management, leadership, labor relations, public personnel management, budgeting, decision making, bureaucracy, and ethics and accountability. A chapter on comparative administration focusing on China, Japan, India, Great Britain, and Germany will enhance students' understanding of public administration systems in other countries. Khan incorporates current cases related to public administration so that students can use critical thinking to analyze issues and apply public administration theories. Special features in this book include lists of key terms to promote students' recognition of important concepts and essay questions at the end of each chapter to help students organize their understanding of the material.
Political Science

Bureaucracy and Administration

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420015225

Category: Political Science

Page: 652

View: 2183

Bureaucracy is an age-old form of government that has survived since ancient times; it has provided order and persisted with durability, dependability, and stability. The popularity of the first edition of this book, entitled Handbook of Bureaucracy, is testimony to the endurance of bureaucratic institutions. Reflecting the accelerated globalization of corporate capitalism, cultures, and governance systems and the additional complexity in the tasks of public administrators, Bureaucracy and Administration presents a comprehensive, global perspective that highlights the dramatic changes of the last 15 years in governance, business, and public administration. Reflects Dramatic Changes in Governance, Business, and Public Administration Through articles contributed by international experts, this volume provides a thorough analysis of bureaucracies worldwide and their effect on politics, economics, and society. The book begins by exploring the historical antecedents of bureaucracy, looking at some of the great ancient civilizations and their administrative traditions, achievements, and contributions to modern administration and governance systems. In the next section, leading scholars from political science, sociology, governance, and public administration present a detailed review of theoretical and conceptual perspectives on bureaucracies and bureaucratic politics. Following an examination of bureaucracy and public management and presenting topics such as the response to Hurricane Katrina, training of bureaucrats, and ethical issues, contributors review bureaucratic politics in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The book concludes with a focused analysis of bureaucracy, change, reform, and revolution, highlighting implications for future governance and administration. Comprising theoretical and empirical analyses and including perspectives which span from ancient to modern times, this volume comprehensively and authoritatively advances the knowledge of the nature, role, and function of bureaucracy as the core of sound governance and administration around the world.
Political Science

Handbook of Bureaucracy

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824791827

Category: Political Science

Page: 720

View: 9839

This encyclopedic reference/text provides an analysis of the basic issues and major aspects of bureaucracy, bureaucratic politics and administrative theory, public policy, and public administration in historical and contemporary perspectives. Examining theoretical, philosophical, and empirical interpretations, as well as the intricate position of bureaucracy in government, politics, national development, international relations, and a host of other institutions, the book focuses on the multifunctional role of public bureaucracies in societies with various socioeconomic, political, cultural, and ideological orientations and covers a wide range of processes and subjects.
Business & Economics

Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations

Concepts, Schools and Contemporary Issues

Author: Ewan Ferlie,Edoardo Ongaro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135008027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 3476

Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations sets out to connect the two traditionally disparate academic literatures of public management and strategic management. The authors argue that some models of strategic management are now of enhanced relevance for contemporary public services organizations, especially when considering successive New Public Management reforms. This observation has important consequences for the requisite work practices, skills and knowledge bases of current public managers, as they are increasingly being asked to act as strategic as well as operational managers. Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations takes a strongly comparative and international perspective in addressing the fundamental issue of strategic management within diverse public administrative traditions. The impact of strategic management on the performance of public agencies is examined and it is argued that the appropriate use of strategic management models depends on the politico-administrative and cultural contexts of the public services organization in question, concluding that there is no single best way to strategically lead public organisations. This is an advanced textbook aimed at the postgraduate level, particularly students on MPAs and MBAs with a public sector option or MScs in Public Policy and Public Management.
Political Science

Comparative Political Leadership

Author: Ludger Helms

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264918

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

View: 7447

This volume has been designed as a key resource in the field of international political leadership research. Written by a team of distinguished leadership scholars from three continents and nine countries, the original chapters gathered in this volume cover all the major fields of political leadership, from executive, legislative and party leadership to leadership in social movements and international organizations. The special value and appeal of this book relates to its genuinely comparative focus that characterizes all chapters.
Political Science

Comparative Public Administration

Author: J.A. Chandler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317676998

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

View: 4990

This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis to the contemporary system of public administration and management in a number of significant countries. This text examines the extent to which new public management, politicians and public opinion can influence bureaucracies in various countries; in addition, it explores the role of public administration systems within the wider political systems and democratic frameworks of their states. The new edition revises and updates several of the original country studies including: the United States, France, the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Italy, and adds three more chapters on Greece, Russia, India and China. Each chapter is written to a common framework which makes comparison easier and covers the following issues: Political culture The Constitutional framework The civil service Public sector agencies Federal and local government Financing the system Co-ordination of the system Managing the system Accountability, secrecy and openness Democracy Further developments and the financial crash This student-friendly volume is a highly valuable resource for students of Politics and Administration. This textbook is essential reading for students of comparative public administration.
Political Science

Verwaltung und Verwaltungsreformen in Europa

Einführung in die vergleichende Verwaltungswissenschaft

Author: Sabine Kuhlmann,Hellmut Wollmann

Publisher: Springer VS

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

View: 3354

Dieses Lehrbuch soll in das Studium der öffentlichen Verwaltung in vergleichender Perspektive einführen und einen Überblick über Verwaltungssysteme und Verwaltungsreformen in Europa geben. Die Autoren legen damit das erste Lehrbuch zur vergleichenden Verwaltungswissenschaft in deutscher Sprache vor. Für Studierende, Lehrende wie auch Praktiker und andere an komparativen Fragen der öffentlichen Verwaltung, Verwaltungspolitik und -reform interessierte Leser und Leserinnen werden der Gegenstand und die Analysekonzepte der vergleichenden Verwaltungswissenschaft dargestellt. Die Autoren gehen dabei auf grundlegende Merkmale öffentlicher Verwaltung in sechs Ländern (Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien, Großbritannien, Schweden und Ungarn), die wesentliche Verwaltungsprofile in Europa repräsentieren, genauer ein. Außerdem werden aktuelle Verwaltungsreformen verglichen und herausgearbeitet, inwieweit sich die unterschiedlichen Verwaltungssysteme inzwischen angenähert haben oder ihre jeweiligen nationalen Prägungen fortbestehen. Der Inhalt Theorien und Analyseansätze in der vergleichenden Verwaltungswissenschaft • Verwaltungssysteme und -traditionen in Europa: Länderkurzprofile • Verwaltungsreformen in vergleichender Perspektive • Konvergenz, Divergenz, Persistenz von Verwaltungssystemen • Perspektiven der vergleichenden Verwaltungswissenschaft Die Zielgruppen Studierende und Dozierende der Fächer Politikwissenschaft und Verwaltungswissenschaft • Verwaltungspraktiker • Politiker • Journalisten • Leser mit Interesse an komparativen Fragen der öffentlichen Verwaltung/Verwaltungsreform Die Autoren Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann ist Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaftlerin und hat einen Lehrstuhl für Politikwissenschaft, Verwaltung und Organisation an der Universität Potsdam inne. Prof. em. Dr. Hellmut Wollmann war Hochschullehrer für Verwaltungswissenschaft an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und ist Gesellschafter des Instituts für Stadtforschung und Strukturpolitik GmbH (IfS), Berlin.
Political Science

Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governance

A Comparative Voyage

Author: Jos Raadschelders,Eran Vigoda-Gadot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119026121

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 4346

A comparative, interdisciplinary examination of the mechanismsbehind public administration Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governanceis a comprehensive, comparative text on the structure and functionof governments around the world. Written by two of the field'sleading public administration scholars, this book provides aninterdisciplinary perspective and a global, historical, andtheoretical examination of the management and governance of themodern state. Readers learn how territory, bureaucracy, andpolitical systems influence policy and reform in over thirtycountries, and how these mechanisms affect the everyday lives ofcitizens. This comparative approach features rich examples of howpolicy is shaped by culture, and how modern policy principles arefiltered to fit a country's needs and expectations. Chaptersconclude with comparative analyses that help readersbetter-understand the role and position of government in thecontemporary world, both in democratic societies andless-than-democratic environments. Governance doesn't happen in a vacuum. Those responsible forpolicy, regulation, and reform take cues from history, currentevents, and visions for the future to inform thinking on mattersthat can potentially affect a large number of everyday lives. Thisbook illustrates the thought process, providing the necessaryinsight these important decisions require. Understand the relationship between structure and function ofgovernment Learn how policy is culture-dependent Examine the political and societal contexts of reform Discover the myriad forms of modern bureaucracy The various social sciences provide valuable information andperspectives for those involved in public administration. Thoseperspectives converge here to form a thorough, well-rounded,examination of the success and failure possible, and the mechanismsthrough which they take place. Global Dimensions of PublicAdministration and Governance provides a detailed, wide-ranginglook at how modern governments operate, how they got this far, andwhere they're headed for the future.
Political Science

Europeanization and Transnational States

Comparing Nordic Central Governments

Author: Bengt Jacobsson,Per Lægreid,Ove K. Pedersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134422970

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 4665

This book investigates what happens to an organized political unit when it becomes part of a larger entity and, in particular, how increased European integration and the tentative moves towards a transnational state will affect the European Union's nation state. Europeanization and Transnational States provides an extensive comparative survey of the central governments in four Scandinavian countries and analyses the ways in which the European Union has influenced the day-to-day work of their state administrations. It includes coverage of Denmark, a long-standing member of the European Union; Finland and Sweden, countries that became members in 1995 and Norway, a non-member. The book utilises various theoretical perspectives - such as adaptation to external pressure, strategic choice and path-dependencies - to explain the changes related to increased European integration in central government agencies. It concludes that the consequences of Europeanization can be described as the growth of a transnational administration where identities as well as loyalties are created in processes that transcends the borders of states.
Political Science

Transcending New Public Management

The Transformation of Public Sector Reforms

Author: Professor Per Lægreid,Professor Tom Christensen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409498050

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 9045

Following on from the success of the editors' previous book, New Public Management: The Transformation of Ideas and Practice, which examined the public reform process up to the end of the last decade, this new volume draws on the previous knowledge both theoretically and empirically. It examines and debates the post-new public management reform development in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. The ideal follow-up to the previous volume, this book includes many of the same contributors in addition to some fresh voices, and is a must for anyone looking for an integrated framework of analysis. Comprehensive and analytical, it is an important contribution to the study of public administration and particularly to the reform of public management.
Political Science

Civil Servants and Politics

A Delicate Balance

Author: C. Neuhold,S. Vanhoonacker,Luc Verhey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137316810

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 1863

This comparative study focuses on the changing relations between civil servants and politicians in the European Union in the last two decades. As well as national case studies this book also looks into politico-administrative relations in supranational institutions such as the European Commission and the European Parliament.
Political Science

Strategies for Comparative Research in Political Science

Author: B. Guy Peters

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137367229

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 3198

Written by a prominent figure in the field, this book provides an accessible introduction to comparative methodology. Drawing on a wide range of approaches throughout, it is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand or research in this major area of political science.
Political Science

Public Administration in the Third World

An International Handbook

Author: Venkateswarier Subramaniam

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313247309

Category: Political Science

Page: 447

View: 3334

This multiauthor reference handbook gives a detailed, objective picture of the evolution, structure, and processes of public administration in representative Third World countries. Written by an international group of specialists with first-hand knowledge of the subject, it presents empirical studies of developing nations in Asia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies, and Latin America. The resulting data are shaped by the editor into a theoretical framework delineating the complex relationships of state, bureaucracy, and class in the Third World. Subramaniam's introduction provides a critical overview of development literature in the field. Each case study begins with an historical introduction and discusses the political, executive, and the administrative structures and processes. Among the specific topics covered are public enterprises, administrative departments, personnel, financial administration, and regional and local administrative units. The majority of the systems studied are affected by the unregulated power of public enterprises, the persistence of colonial legacies, and the elitism of the bureaucracy. The concluding section relates these common elements to the sociohistorical characteristics of the middle-class groups that dominate both politics and public administration. Offering new research findings and a useful theoretical synthesis, this study will promote a clearer understanding of the internal political processes of Third World nations and be of compelling interest to specialists and students concerned with Third World political economy, comparative government, and international political economy.
Comparative government

Comparative Public Administration

An Ecological Perspective

Author: Ramesh Kumar Arora

Publisher: New Delhi : Associated Publishing House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative government

Page: 192

View: 1129