Radical Reform of the Civil Service

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Across the globe, governments are ending civil service as we know it. This volume presents the newest research that explores efforts to replace civil service systems with more flexible, non-tenured systems. Featuring both original and previously published essays by many of the leading practitioners and professors in the field of public administration, Radical Reform of the Civil Service asks big questions. Is radical reform of public bureaucracy needed? What is the scope of these reforms? What are the dangers of ...

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Overview

Across the globe, governments are ending civil service as we know it. This volume presents the newest research that explores efforts to replace civil service systems with more flexible, non-tenured systems. Featuring both original and previously published essays by many of the leading practitioners and professors in the field of public administration, Radical Reform of the Civil Service asks big questions. Is radical reform of public bureaucracy needed? What is the scope of these reforms? What are the dangers of reform and why is it happening now? The essays in this book should be read by anyone interested in the future of public management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739102060
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen E. Condrey is Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia and a Senior Associate and Program Director, Human Resource Management, with the University's Carl Vinson Institute of Government . Robert Maranto is Assistant Professor Political Science at Villanova University. He is the author of Politics and Bureaucracy in the Modern Presidency: Careerists and Appointees in the Reagan Administration (1993).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreward Chapter 2 Why Radica Reform? Chapter 3 A History of the Federal Civil Service: A Values-Based Perspective Chapter 4 The Great Transformation?: Administrative and Civil Service Reform in Western Democracies Chapter 5 Thinking the Unthinkable in Public Administration: A Case for Spoils in the Federal Bureaucracy Chapter 6 Rethinking the Unthinkable: A Cautionary Note Chapter 7 A Radical Idea Welcomed - But with Some Buts Chapter 8 A Return to Spoils: The Wrong Solution for the Right Problem Chapter 9 Rejoinder to Maranto: Been There Chapter 10 Rethinking the Unthinkable: Reply to Durant Chapter 11 Merit without the System: An Emergent Model for Public Sector HRM Chapter 12 Human Resource Management Reform in the States: Entrepeneurialism and Incremental Change Chapter 13 Georgia's Civil Service Reform: A Four Year Assessment Chapter 14 Beyond Civil Service: New Roles and New Tools for Public Personnel Managers Chapter 15 Radical Reform: Some Concluding Remarks

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