This major international handbook provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in this essential field of inquiry. Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, it comprehensively explores the current state of the art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy following this period of rapid transformation and change.
Chapter 6: 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 ...