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Jørgen Grønnegaard Christensen

In: Handbook of Public Administration

Chapter 6: Pay and Perquisites for Government Executives

Edited by: B. Guy Peters & Jon Pierre


Subject: Public Administration (general)

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Pay and Perquisites for Government Executives
Pay and perquisites for government executives

On first consideration it seems a trivial question to ask what government pays its executives and how it does it. The simple answer is that they are paid according to their value on the labor market. The caveat to this interpretation is equally simple. Deviations from the market pattern would be expected only if somebody could exploit his or her political power to contrive a better deal. This chapter shows that both the market and the political power interpretations are far from the reality of how the rewards are set for political and administrative executives in government. It also shows that in the real world it is hard to separate the two types of ...

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