The Politicization of the Civil Service in Comparative Perspective

The Politicization of the Civil Service in Comparative Perspective : A Quest for Control

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This book addresses an important issue and debate in public administration: the politicization of civil service systems and personnel. Using a comparative framework the authors address issues such as compensation, appointments made from outside the civil service system, anonymity, partisanship and systems used to handle appointees of prior administrations in the US, Canada, Germany, France, Britain, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16.76mm | 453.59g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138874558
  • 9781138874558

Table of contents

1. Politicization of the Civil Service: Concepts, Causes, Consequences B. Guy Peters and John Pierre2. Political Responsiveness in a Merit Bureaucracy Joergen Gronnegaard Christensen3. Politicization of the Swedish Civil Service: A Necessary Evil - Or Just Evil? Jon Pierre4. The Politicization of the German Civil Service: A Three-Dimensional Portrait of the Ministerial Bureaucracy Eckhard Schroeter5. Politicization of the Civil Service in France: From Structural to Strategic Politicization Luc Rouban6. The British Civil Service: Examining the Question of Politicisation Charlotte Dargie and Rachel Locke7. Politicization in the United States B. Guy Peters8. The Search for a Responsive Bureaucracy in Canada Donald J. Savoieshow more

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