The Politics of Bureaucracy: An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

7th Edition

B. Guy Peters

Routledge
Published April 24, 2018
Textbook - 390 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415743402 - CAT# Y161391

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Summary

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.

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