Ministers, Minders and Mandarins

An International Study of Relationships at the Executive Summit of Parliamentary Democracies

Edited by Richard Shaw, Professor of Politics, Director (Arts Education), Massey University/Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa and Chris Eichbaum, Reader in Government, Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching),Victoria University of Wellington/Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui, New Zealand

Ministers, Minders and Mandarins collects the leading academics in the field to rigorously assess the impact and consequences of political advisers in parliamentary democracies. The 10 contemporary and original case studies focus on issues of tension, trust and tradition, and are written in an accessible and engaging style.

‘Ministerial advisers have grown rapidly in parliamentary democracies. Scholarship has struggled to keep up. This book breaks new ground by bringing together leading scholars from European and Westminster systems in a fascinating comparative study.’
– Robert Hazell, UCL, UK

2018 240 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 168 4 £85.50 £95.00 $124.20 $138.00

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