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This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised. 

The Bureaucracy
The bureaucracy
MarkPennington
Introduction

Understanding the nature of bureaucratic power is particularly important given that in recent years many states have adopted a range of reforms, which have been designed to control the perceived excesses of public bureaucracies. To judge from most media coverage, ...

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