Dismantling Democratic States / Edition 1

Dismantling Democratic States / Edition 1

by Ezra N. Suleiman
     
 

"This is a first-rate book. In it, Ezra Suleiman, perhaps the academic world's most established expert on the politics of administration, takes on the most influential movement to affect government since the innovation of politically independent bureaucracies: 'New Public Management'. Not only is this book an important contribution to debates on public policy

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"This is a first-rate book. In it, Ezra Suleiman, perhaps the academic world's most established expert on the politics of administration, takes on the most influential movement to affect government since the innovation of politically independent bureaucracies: 'New Public Management'. Not only is this book an important contribution to debates on public policy reform, as well as to the literature on democratic transitions, but it has a real political importance that goes beyond the academy. It is essential that the arguments made by Suleiman reach the eyes and ears of those responsible for public policy."—Harvey Feigenbaum, George Washington University, coauthor of Shrinking the State

"This is an important book that is not afraid to address big and important questions. It should be widely read."—Bert A. Rockman, The Ohio State University, coauthor of In the Web of Politics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691122519
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/05/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1The End of Bureaucracy?13
Ch. 2Beyond Weber?21
Ch. 3New Conceptions of Bureaucracy, Democracy, and Citizenship41
Ch. 4Popular Dissatisfaction and Administrative Reform63
Ch. 5Universalistic Reforms89
Ch. 6Emulating the Private Sector123
Ch. 7The Reluctant Reformers: Japan and France155
Ch. 8Deprofessionalization: The Decline of the Civil Service Career191
Ch. 9Deprofessionalization: The Process of Politicization209
Ch. 10The End of the Nonpolitical Bureaucracy241
Ch. 11Constructing a Bureaucratic Apparatus in East-Central Europe279
Ch. 12The Politics of Bureaucratic Reform305
Index317

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