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Peters, B. Guy

Works: 253 works in 1,105 publications in 8 languages and 28,160 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Conference proceedings  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed
Classifications: JF1351, 351
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by B. Guy Peters
The politics of bureaucracy : a comparative perspective by B. Guy Peters( Book )
102 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New to the 5th edition include a new chapter on administrative reform, more material on developing countries and discussion of international bureaucracies, as well as taking into account a wealth of new literature
American public policy promise and performance by B. Guy Peters( Book )
48 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voting and elections may often be cited as the most entertaining aspect of political theatre, however, it is the arena of public policy that has the most direct impact on the lives of the citizenry. And as we have seen played out in recent debates over healthcare reform, policy changes can be dramatic, sweeping, and often hotly contested. Known for providing a trusted and comprehensive overview of the policy process, B. Guy Peters returns with the ninth edition of American Public Policy: Promise and Performance. Beyond walking students through the governmental structures and policy-making procedures, Peters efficiently covers a wide swath of policy areas, and then concludes with a look at both cost-benefit analysis and ethical analysis. Framed in context of the aftermath of the financial crisis and Great Recession, the ninth edition considers how policy has been impacted by persistent unemployment and growing income inequality. In addition, Peters discusses the strain on education budgets, increased oversight of financial activities, fiscal policies meant to stimulate the economy, and the political challenge of balancing the budget in light of increased public spending
Comparing public bureaucracies problems of theory and method by B. Guy Peters( )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comparing Public Bureaucracies: Problems of Theory and Method is based on the Coleman B. Ransone, Jr. Lectures delivered by the author in 1986 at The University of Alabama
Taking stock assessing public sector reforms ( )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the last tow decades governments have invested a great deal of time, money, and political capital in reforms to make the public sector more efficient. They have, however, invested little in evaluating the effectiveness of their efforts, accepting many of the reforms because of a belief in a particular approach to governing or an ideological commitment on the part of politicians. This collection of essays "takes stock" of these reform measures and their impact on public administration." --Book Jacket
Governance in a changing environment by B. Guy Peters( )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comparative administrative change and reform lessons learned ( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The public service has changed dramatically over the years. Reviewing these changes, this book provides a global assessment of reform and the lessons governments can learn from previous policies. It offers insights into the origins of policy ideas, the qualities and capabilities of leaders, and the nature and challenges of organizational changes
The SAGE handbook of public administration by B. Guy Peters( )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, the Second Edition explores the current state-of-the-art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy
Can government go bankrupt? by Richard Rose( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steering from the centre strengthening political control in Western democracies ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Governments face new challenges in an era marked by globalization, shifting economic and national security policies, pervasive electronic media, and policy reform. Steering from the Centre details how chief executives in ten Western democracies have responded to governance challenges in the wake of reform ideas such as the New Public Management which stress deregulation and decentralization
Handbook of public administration by B. Guy Peters( Book )
43 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This handbook provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in the field of public administration. It comprehensively explores the state of the art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy
The future of governing : four emerging models by B. Guy Peters( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern politics and government by Alan R Ball( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Modern Politics and Government' includes a new chapter on globalization and regionalization and broader coverage of on-democratic politics, of interests and movements, of the media, of social and cultural influences on political behaviour and of public management
Institutional theory in political science : the new institutionalism by B. Guy Peters( Book )
47 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There has been a major growth of interest in institutional theory and institutional analysis in political science. This text identifies these approaches to institutions, and provides a frame of reference for the different theories
European politics reconsidered by B. Guy Peters( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handbook of public policy by B. Guy Peters( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an invaluable survey of the major theories and approaches in this area of study and research. It explores the role of parties in the pressing contemporary problems of institutional design and democratic governance today
The Unfinished agenda for civil service reform : implications of the Grace Commission report ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Governing essays in honour of Donald J. Savoie by James Bickerton( )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A festschrift in honour of Donald J. Savoie
Comparative politics : theory and methods by B. Guy Peters( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book examines the issues involved in the attempts to compare political systems, and discusses how the methods and results of comparative politics can be improved
Governing complex societies : trajectories and scenarios by Jon Pierre( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Governing Complex Societies outlines a typology of different models of governance, ranging from a state-centric model to the 'governing without government' model. The typology is based in dimensions on actors, processes, and outcomes. Using this typology, the authors conclude that the state-centric and the 'governing without government' models both tend to produce suboptimal governance. Instead, governance models between these two extremes seem to be better geared to combine points of contact with society while at the same time being able to make autonomous decisions. This analysis is applied to different aspects of contemporary governance such as changing intergovernmental relationships and linkages between the European Union and domestic institutions."--BOOK JACKET
The state at work ( )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Peters, B. G. 1944-
Peters, B. Guy
Peters, Brainard Guy
Peters, Brainard Guy 1944-
Peters Guy
Peters, Guy 1944-
Peters, Guy B.
Peters, Guy B. 1944-
ピータース, B. ガイ
English (421)
Italian (9)
Spanish (5)
French (4)
Chinese (4)
Japanese (1)
Polish (1)
Greek, Modern (1)