Comparative Bureaucratic Systems

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In today's politically and economically complex and interdependent world, scholars, professional administrators, and laypersons alike increasingly recognize the importance of bureaucracies. In this timely volume, contributors with demonstrated expertise in a range of geographical areas advance our understanding of public administration worldwide through extensive research and incisive analysis. Covering the public sector both in more- and less-developed nations, this book sheds new light on the means by which the 'fourth branch of government' can be made both effective and well-suited to the local culture. This collection is a valuable resource for scholars of public administration and political science as well as for professional administrators in the United States and abroad.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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.
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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

Chapter 1 Prologue Chapter 2 A Comparativist's Sojourn Chapter 3 French Public Administration Chapter 4 The United Kingdom System Chapter 5 The Politicized Administrative Environment of Public Administration in the United States Chapter 6 German Public Administration: Weberian Despite "Modernization" Chapter 7 Australia's Administrative System Chapter 8 Public Administrative in Japan: The Need for Reform Chapter 9 Public Administration Singapore: The Role of the Public Bureaucracy in a One-party Dominant System Chapter 10 Korean System of Bureaucracy Chapter 11 Higher Civil Service in India Chapter 12 Pakistan's Upper Civil Service: Its Transforming Constituent Character Chapter 13 Public Administration in Bangladesh: Political and Bureaucratic Dimensions Chapter 14 Transforming the Post-apartheid South African Public Service Chapter 15 One Country, Two Systems: Political Reunification and Bureaucratic Transformation in Hong Kong Chapter 16 Administrative Reforms in China Chapter 17 Public Administration in Israel Chapter 18 A Comparative Perspective on Administrative Reform: The Arab World Chapter 19 The Administrative System of Russia Chapter 20 The Turkish Administrative System: Concepts and Issues

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