The book analyzes the theoretical and practical aspects of civil service in Polish public administration and discusses it in a European context. While civil service is explored from a comparative, historical and systemic perspective, the study takes a close look at the history of Polish civil service from 1922 to 2014, civil service in the Second Republic, the status of civil servants during the Polish People’s Republic and the formation of civil service after 1989. There is a special focus on solutions adopted in the light of the Civil Service Act of November 21st, 2008, and the importance of civil service for the modernisation process of public administration in Poland.
About the Author
Jolanta Itrich-Drabarek is Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw. She is member of the Civil Service Council and has worked as an advisor to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland.
Table of Contents
Contents: Civil service – Poland – Organisation and structure of the civil service – Quality and knowledge management – Management by objectives – Ethical management – Politicisation of the civil service – Problems of the civil service.