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The civil service

Author: Keith M Dowding
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
Series: Theory and practice in British politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Radical reform of the civil service during the 1980s and 1990s has broken up the unified hierarchical structures, leaving a central core concerned with making policies, and peripheral agencies for implementing them. The Civil Service provides an up-to-date critical introduction to the working of these bodies, combining descriptive history and theoretical explanation, with an emphasis on public-choice theory. The

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith M Dowding
ISBN: 041507567X 9780415075671 0415075688 9780415075688 9780203995433 0203995430
OCLC Number: 31754584
Description: viii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: the civil service and the state --
2. Hierarchy: Weber and the old model --
3. Efficiency: its meaning and its abuse --
4. Budget-maximizing: evidence of and ending it --
5. Bureau-shaping: the new model and the new manager --
6. Policy-making: civil servants in the crossfire --
7. European Union: new opportunities --
8. Accountability: myths and empirical evidence.
Series Title: Theory and practice in British politics.
Responsibility: Keith Dowding.
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Sophisticated yet easily accessible text which applies models of bureacracy to current changes in the British Civil Service and also looks at the impact of the EC.  Read more...


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