- Subject index
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.
Chapter 16: Politicization of the Civil Service
Politicization of the Civil Service
The politicization of the civil service has been the subject of considerable debate in Western democracies for at least the past two centuries. The matter is of particular importance in the eyes of both civil servants and theorists of the state. For civil servants at the start of the twenty-first century, ...