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Civil Service Systems in Anglo-American Countries
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Civil Service Systems in Anglo-American Countries

9781840647129 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by John Halligan, Emeritus Professor of Public Administration and Governance, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia
Publication Date: 2004 ISBN: 978 1 84064 712 9 Extent: 240 pp
Civil Service Systems in Anglo-American Countries presents a comprehensive overview of the important issues in modern bureaucracies, combined with a comparative analysis of the civil service systems and administrative traditions of five Anglo-American nations: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States.

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Civil Service Systems in Anglo-American Countries presents a comprehensive overview of the important issues in modern bureaucracies, combined with a comparative analysis of the civil service systems and administrative traditions of five Anglo-American nations: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States.

In each chapter, expert contributors undertake a systematic analysis of each country's civil service from three broad perspectives: external relations, internal constituent features and patterns of change. By employing a comparative framework in conjunction with empirical research, they are able to emphasise the specific nature, characteristics and development of each civil service system. They also highlight the historical developments and reforms associated with the Anglo-American model, which are often highly distinctive compared with other OECD nations. The book concludes with a systematic comparison of each civil service system, attempting to find parallels and variations between them.

Scholars and students of public administration, political science and international affairs will value this unique comparative study of the civil service traditions of Anglo-American countries.
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Contributors: O.P. Dwivedi, J. Halligan, P.W. Ingraham, R.C. Mascarenhas, D.P. Moynihan, B.G. Peters, D. Richards
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Contents: 1. Anglo-American Civil Service Systems: An Overview 2. Administrative Traditions and the Anglo-American Democracies 3. The Civil Service in Britain: A Case Study in Path Dependency 4. The Australian Public Service: Redefining Boundaries 5. The New Zealand Public Service: National Identity and International Reform 6. The Canadian Public Service: Balancing Values and Management 7. Civil Service and Administrative Reform in the United States 8. Anglo-American Civil Service Systems: Comparative Perspectives Index

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