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The past two decades have been marked by a period of substantial and often fundamental change in public administration. Critically reflecting on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory, the Handbook of Public Administration was a landmark publication which served as an essential guide for both the practice of public administration today and its on-going development as an academic discipline.

The Concise Paperback Edition provides a selection of 30 of the original articles in an accessible paperback format and includes a new introduction by B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre. It is an essential point of reference for all students of public administration.

Political Legitimacy for Public Administration
Political legitimacy for public administration
BoRothstein

From a comparative perspective, systems of public administration vary tremendously in their relation to societal actors and the public at large. One could mention variation in degrees of patronage, clientelism and corruption, patterns of recruitment, and the ways in which the bureaucracy coordinates its ...

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