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Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century


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1. Civil Service Systems and the Challenges of the 21st Century; Jos C.N. Raadschelders, Theo A.J. Toonen and Frits M. van der Meer 2. Civil Service Development in Central and Eastern European and the CIS: A Perfect Storm?; Tony J.G. Verheijen and Aleksandra Rabrenovic 3. Civil Service Systems in Western Europe: a Comparative Analysis; Frits van der Meer, Trui Steen, Anchrit Wille 4. Anglophone Systems: Diffusion and Policy Transfer within an Administrative Tradition; John Halligan 5. Explaining Civil Service Reform in Asia; John P. Burns 6. Africa: Revalitalizing Civil Service Systems to Enhance Economic Performance; Ladipo Adamolekun and Dele Olowu 7. National Civil Service Systems in Western Europe: The End or Endurance of Weberian Bureaucracy?; Caspar van den Berg, Theo A.J. Toonen 8. Civil Service Reforms, Public Service Bargains and Dynamics of Institutional Change; Philippe Bezes and Martin Lodge 9. Public Service Systems at Sub National and Local Levels of Government: a British-German-French comparison; Sabine Kuhlmann, Sylvia Veit and Jörg Bogumil 10. Middle Level Officials and Policy; Edward C. Page 11. Transitions in Civil Service Systems: Robustness and Flexibility in Human Resource Management; Per Lægreid and Lois Recascino Wise 12. Civil Service Systems and Public Service Motivation; James L. Perry 13. Law and Management: Comparatively Assessing the Reach of Judicialization; Robert K. Christensen and Charles R. Wise 14. The Constitutional Responsibility of the Civil Service; John A. Rohr 15. Civil Service Systems and Responsibility, Accountability and Performance: A Multi-Dimensional Approach; G.S.A. Dijkstra Chapter 16: Governance and Civil Service Systems: From Easy Answers to Hard Questions; B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre 17. Is Past Prologue to 21ST Century Civil Service Systems? Exploring Historical Frames for Discovering Lessons about Institutional Futures; Richard J. Stillman II 18. Political-Administrative Relations: Evolving Models of Politicization; Luc Rouban 19: Political System Reform. Can Administrative Reform Succeed Without?; Jos C.N. Raadschelders and Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc 20: Civil Servants in the Enabling Framework State of the 21st Century Jos C.N. Raadschelders, Theo A.J. Toonen and Frits M. van der Meer

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Ladipo Adamolekun, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands Philippe Bezes, Centre d'Études et de Recherches de Sciences Administratives et Politiques (CERSA), Paris, France Jörg Bogumil, Department of Comparative Local and Regional Politics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany John P Burns, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, China Robert K. Christensen, Department of Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia, USA Gerrit Dijkstra, Institute of Public Administration University of Leiden, the Netherlands Sabine Kuhlmann Department of Political Science, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam, Germany Per Lægreid, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway Martin Lodge, Department of Government and Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK Dele Olowu, Independent Scholar, Nigeria Edward C Page, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science James Perry, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA B. Guy Peters, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh USA Jon Pierre, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and School of Government, University of Melbourne, Australia Jos C.N. Raadschelders, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, USA and Institute of Public Administration, University of Leiden, the Netherlands Aleksandra Rabrenovic, European Union John Rohr was Professor of Public Administration at the Centre for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA Luc Rouban, Cevipof, Sciences Po, Paris, France. Trui Steen, Department of Public Administration, University of Leiden, the Netherlands and the Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium Theo A.J. Toonen, Faculty of Technology, Policy, Management (TPM), Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Caspar van den Berg, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Frits M. van der Meer, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University, the Netherlands Sylvia Veit, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam, Germany Tony Verheijen, the World Bank Anchrit Wille, Institute of Public Administration University of Leiden, the Netherlands Charles Wise, Center for Organization Research and Design, Arizona State University, USA Lois R. Wise, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA.


'The new edition of this volume is a welcome update to an important contribution to the literature on comparative public administration. It is replete with the erudite analysis and evaluation delivered by leading scholars from a richly blended global perspective.' Andrew Massey, Professor of Politics, University of Exeter, UK 'This second and wholly revised edition of the volume presents an excellent perspective of the changing nature and environment of civil service systems. The editors have brought together leading experts on national administrations and have produced a first-rate comparative volume of civil service systems. It will be invaluable to all students of public administration and to practitioners.' Ezra Suleiman, IBM Professor of International Studies, Princeton University, USA 'This book brings a convincing kaleidoscopic view of Civil Service Systems (CSS). Based on the most updated empirical research, the editors take a real global perspective with solid comparisons and an evolutionary vision on CSS. Reference to challenges such as governance, performance, and accountability show how CSS moves from being part of a problem to being part of a solution. For all these reasons, this book will become a classic.' Geert Bouckaert, President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

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