The Politics of Bureaucracy
An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration 6th Revised edition
By (author) Guy B. Peters
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Politics of Bureaucracy by Guy B. Peters
Book DescriptionWritten 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: * More international case studies on North America, Western and Eastern European and Asian countries. * Discussion of how governments have been developing strategies to enhance co-ordination and coherence across their programmes. * Analysis of the use of performance management in public administration. * More tables, case studies and internet links. * Extensive revision and updating to take into account the wealth of new literature that has emerged in recent years, including a discussion of E-Governance and analysis of 'new public management'. 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415342100
(246mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Guy B. Peters
Debating Institutionalism, Paperback (August 2013)
Asks whether institutionalism is useful for the various sub-disciplines within political science to which it has been applied, and to what extent the assumptions inherent to institutional analysis can be useful for understanding the range of behaviour of individuals and structures in the public sector.
Institutional Theory in Political Science, Paperback (January 2012)
Offers an in-depth analysis of contemporary institutional theory, an essential tool to understand the world of politics and government. Through a series of questions, the author assesses the possibility of a unified theory within institutionalism and its potential as a paradigm for political science.
Tradition and Public Administration, Hardback (May 2010)
Contributors examine the persistence of administrative patterns in the face of pressures for globablization by developing a concept of administrative traditions and describing the traditions that exist around the world. They assess the impact of traditions on administrative reforms and the capacities of government to change public administration.
Coordination of Public Sector Organizations, Hardback (February 2010)» View all books by Guy B. Peters
This book discusses the trajectories of creating specialized autonomous units. An analysis of the mechanisms and measures taken for granting autonomy to specialized autonomous units and subsequently to coordinating them back is described. The book shows a range of patterns in the dynamics of specialization and coordination over 25 years.
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Author Biography - Guy B. Peters
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an Honorary Professor at both Roskilde University Centre and at the City University of Hong Kong, and Distinguished Professor of Comparative Politics at Zeppelin University, Germany.
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