Rewards at the Top: A Comparative Study of High Public Office / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- SAGE Publications
This volume examines how those at the top in public life are rewarded. Contributors look at contemporary experience in Europe and the United States and examine: How much public officials are paid in different countries; who decides their reward and how they decide; how reward structures interact with career patterns; and how variations are to be explained.
Rewards at the Top provides a thorough and comprehensive analysis of this important topic and makes fascinating reading.
About the Author
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written extensively in the areas of public administration and public policy, both for the United States and comparatively. Among his recent publications are the Handbook of Public Administration and The Quest for Control: Politicization of the Public Service.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE RHPO PROBLEMUnderstanding RHPOs - Christopher Hood and B Guy PetersMountain Tops or Iceberg Tips? - Christopher Hood and Sonia Lambert with associate authors Some Comparative Data on RHPOsPART TWO: LOOKING AFTER NUMBER ONE?The UK - Christopher HoodDenmark - J[sl]orgen Gr[sl]onnegaard Christensen Institutional Constraint and the Advancement of Individual Self-Interest in HPOPART THREE: TRANSPARENCY AND THECUMUL DES MANDATESFrance - Luc Rouban Political Argument and Institutional ChangeBelguim - Marleen Brans Public Office and Private Rewards PART FOUR:GOING AGAINST THE CULTURAL GRAINSweden - Maivor Sj[um]olundNorway PART FIVE - Per Laegreid SIMILAR INSTITUTIONS, VARYING OUTCOMESThe United States - Desmond King and B Guy PetersGermany - Hans-Ulrich Derlien The Structure and Dynamics of the Reward System for Bureaucratic and Political ElitesSwitzerland - Ulrich Kl[um]oti Serving the State and Maximizing IncomePART SIX: BEYOND THE NATIONAL LEVELPaying the Top People In Europe - Edward C Page and Linda WoutersPART SEVEN: RHPO IN PERSPECTIVEConclusion - B Guy Peters and Christopher Hood What Have We Learned?