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Ministers, minders and mandarins : an international study of relationships at the executive summit of parliamentary democracies

Author: Richard Shaw; Chris Eichbaum
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ministers, Minders and Mandarins collects the leading academics in the field to rigorously assess the impact and consequences of political advisers in parliamentary democracies. The 10 contemporary and original case studies focus on issues of tension, trust and tradition, and are written in an accessible and engaging style.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Shaw; Chris Eichbaum
ISBN: 9781786431691 1786431696 1786431688 9781786431684
OCLC Number: 1040072387
Description: 1 online resource (x, 228 pages)
Contents: Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; Figures and tables; Contributors; 1. Introduction: ministers, minders and mandarins; 2. Australia: applying an institutional lens to political staff; 3. Canada: flexing the political arm of government; 4. Denmark: loyalty and the political adviser bargain; 5. Germany: the smooth and silent emergence of advisory roles; 6. Greece: political advisers and circles of trust in Greek ministerial cabinets: cardinals of the conclave, managers and the children of favouritism; 7. Ireland: steps towards a political coordination role for ministerial advisers 8. The Netherlands: the emergence and encapsulation of ministerial advisers9. New Zealand: bargains, compacts and covenants in the core executive; 10. Sweden: civil servants and political advisers as adversaries; 11. Special advisers in the United Kingdom: tensions in Whitehall; 12. Conclusion: new directions in studying ministerial advisers; Index
Responsibility: edited by Richard Shaw, Chris Eichbaum.

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