Comparative Bureaucratic Systems

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Overview

The contributors to Comparative Bureaucratic Systems advance our understanding of public administration via broad-ranging research and incisive analysis. Covering the public sector in both more and less developed nations, this book sheds new light on the means by which the Òfourth branch of governmentÓ can be made both effective and suited to the local culture. This collection is a valuable resource for scholars of political science as well as for practictioners of public administration in the United States and abroad.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice
An exceptionally valuable country survey.
Perspectives On Political Science
A good textbook for courses that focus on the relationship between political cultures and public bureaucracies.
CHOICE
An exceptionally valuable country survey.
Fred Riggs
This book provides exemplary background information that not only political scientists, but also statesmen, politicians, administrators, and journalists in all countries ought to read and know about. I strongly recommend this important contribution to our literature.
Perspectives on Political Science
A good textbook for courses that focus on the relationship between political cultures and public bureaucracies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739106273
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 6/4/2003
  • Pages: 490
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Krishna K. Tummala is professor of political science and director of the Graduate Program in Public Administration at Kansas State University.

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Table of Contents

1 Prologue 1
2 A Comparativist's Sojourn 11
3 French Public Administration 35
4 The United Kingdom System 55
5 The Politicized Administrative Environment of Public Administration in the United States 81
6 German Public Administration: Weberian Despite "Modernization" 97
7 Australia's Administrative System 123
8 Public Administration in Japan: The Need for Reform 143
9 Public Administration in Singapore: The Role of the Public Bureaucracy in a One-Party Dominant System 165
10 The Korean System of Bureaucracy 185
11 Higher Civil Service in India 207
12 Pakistan's Upper Civil Service: Its Transforming Constituent Character 235
13 Public Administration in Bangladesh: Political and Bureaucratic Dimensions 265
14 Transforming the Post-Apartheid South African Public Service 289
15 One Country, Two Systems: Political Reunification and Bureaucratic Transformation in Hong Kong 313
16 Administrative Reforms in China 337
17 Public Administration in Israel 355
18 A Comparative Perspective on Administrative Reform: The Arab World 385
19 The Administrative System of Russia 409
20 The Turkish Administrative System: Concepts and Issues 435
Index 461
About the Contributors 471
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