Global Dimensions of Public Administration isacomprehensive,interdisciplinary approach that draws onknowledge sources across the social sciences. It provides a global,historical, and theoretical examination of the management andgovernance of the modern state with an emphasis on the structure,function, policies and reforms of over 30 countries. Readerswill gain an understanding of the relationship between structure(territory, bureaucracy, political system) and function (policy andreforms) of government in its political and societalcontexts. The authors’ comparative approach featuresrich examples of how policy is culture-dependent and how theprinciples of modern bureaucracy are filtered to fit a nation’sneeds and expectations. Each chapter ends with comparativeconclusions. Mid-career public sector professionals inexecutive education programs will better-understand the role andposition of government in the contemporary world, not only indemocratic societies, but also in less democratic environments.
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