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The Politics of Bureaucracy: An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

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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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B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

1. Public Administration and Governing

2. Political Culture and Public Administration

3. Recruiting Public Personnel

4. Problems of Administrative Structure

5. The Politics of Bureaucracy

6. The Bureaucracy and Political Institutions

7. The Politics of the Budgetary Process

8. The Politics of Administrative Accountability

9. Administrative Reform

10. The Politics of Public Management

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