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Civil Servants and Politics: A Delicate Balance

Civil Servants and Politics: A Delicate Balance

by C. Neuhold
     
 
This comparative study focuses on the changing relations between civil servants and politicians in the European Union in the last two decades. As well as national case studies this book also looks into politico-administrative relations in supranational institutions such as the European Commission and the European Parliament.

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This comparative study focuses on the changing relations between civil servants and politicians in the European Union in the last two decades. As well as national case studies this book also looks into politico-administrative relations in supranational institutions such as the European Commission and the European Parliament.

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'This anthology deals with an enduring and highly important theme in public administration: the extent to which officials are recruited and promoted according to party-political criteria. The theme is crucial because it is related to administrative effectiveness and trust in government. The authors present cases that illustrate very well the many variants of such politicisation within Europe.'

Morton Egeberg, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway.

This interesting book is a significant addition to the literature on the interface between elected and unelected public officials. It is topical, intelligent in its selection of case studies - the chapters on the eurocracy are original and rigorous- and balanced in its conclusions. It nuances what 'politicisation' of public administration means in a changing Europe with its multiple layers of governance, facing issues of great complexity and under permanent media spotlight. This is an important book to anyone wishing to understand politics.

Sir Julian Priestly, Former Secretary General of the European Parliament, 1997-2007.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230304833
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/25/2013
Series:
Public Sector Organizations Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Luc Verhey is Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
 
Sophie Voohanacker is Jean Monnet Professor, Department of Politics, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
 
Christine Neuhold is Associate Professor of European Governance, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

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