Public Employment in Western Nations

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Originally published in 1985, this book provided comprehensive information on the nature and status of public employment in six western nations - Britain, America, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Beginning with a generalised account of public employment and its significance, the text moves through each of the six nations, devoting chapters to all of them. Through an abundant use of comparable statistics and the examination of substantial differences between states, a detailed analysis of public employment is ...

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Overview

Originally published in 1985, this book provided comprehensive information on the nature and status of public employment in six western nations - Britain, America, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Beginning with a generalised account of public employment and its significance, the text moves through each of the six nations, devoting chapters to all of them. Through an abundant use of comparable statistics and the examination of substantial differences between states, a detailed analysis of public employment is developed. This analysis is enriched by its collaborative basis, with Rose, as the central editor and author, teaming up with a variety of experts from the field. As a significant example of comparative investigation and an important document of its age, this book will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in public employment and the nature of western government.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521128513
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/4/2010
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The significance of public employment Richard Rose; 2. Britain: stable aggregates, changing composition Richard Parry; 3. France: From l'Etat to big government Edward Page; 4. Germany: the expansion of an active state Klaus-Dieter Schmidt and Richard Rose; 5. Italy: the development of a late developing state Andrea Cendali Pignatelli; 6. Sweden: the explosion of public employment B. Guy Peters; 7. The United States: absolute change and relative stability B. Guy Peters; Index.

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