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From the active to the enabling state : the changing role of top officials in European nations

Author: Edward Page; Vincent Wright
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Transforming government (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book surveys the changing role of senior civil servants in Western Europe and explores whether they have kept their central role in government decision making.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Page; Vincent Wright
ISBN: 1403903190 9781403903198
OCLC Number: 70046049
Description: ix, 245 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: from the active to the enabling state / Edward C. Page and Vincent Wright --
A case of amateurs and professionals: the role of the Greek senior civil service / Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos --
The changing role of the Austrian civil service: the impact of politicisation, public sector reform, and Europeanisation / Wolfgang C. Muller --
From incremental to Copernical Reform?: Changes to the position and role of senior civil servants in the Belgian Federal Administration / Marleen Brans and Trui Steen --
Italian democracy under threat?: The spoils system in historical perspective / Paola Mattei --
The changing role of the senior civil service in Dutch National Government / Frits M. van der Meer and Jos C.N. Raadschelders --
French top civil servants within changing configurations: from monopolization to contested places and roles? / Philippe Bezes and Patrick Le Lidec --
German officials and the federal policy process: the decline of sectional leadership / Klaus Goetz --
The changing role of the British senior civil service: challenge and reform / Charlotte Sausman and Rachel Locke --
From managing the state to managing continencies: changing roles of the senior civil service in Sweden / Jon Pierre --
Conclusions: the demystification of high bureaucratic office / Edward C. Page and Vincent Wright.
Series Title: Transforming government (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Edward C. Page and Vincent Wright.
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This book surveys the changing role of senior civil servants in Western Europe and explores whether they have kept their central role in government decision making.

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