Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century: Edition 2

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This revised and expanded edition of a benchmark collection compares how civil services around the world have adapted to cope with managing public services in the 21st century. The volume provides insights into multi-level governance, juridification and issues of efficiency and responsiveness as well as exploring the impact of fiscal austerity.
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Ladipo Adamolekun, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands Philippe Bezes, Centre d'Études et de Recherches de Sciences Administratives et Politiques (CERSA), Paris, France Jörg Bogumil, Department of Comparative Local and Regional Politics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany John P Burns, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, China Robert K. Christensen, Department of Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia, USA Gerrit Dijkstra, Institute of Public Administration University of Leiden, the Netherlands Sabine Kuhlmann Department of Political Science, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam, Germany Per Lægreid, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway Martin Lodge, Department of Government and Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK Dele Olowu, Independent Scholar, Nigeria Edward C Page, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science James Perry, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA B. Guy Peters, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh USA Jon Pierre, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and School of Government, University of Melbourne, Australia Jos C.N. Raadschelders, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, USA and Institute of Public Administration, University of Leiden, the Netherlands Aleksandra Rabrenovic, European Union John Rohr was Professor of Public Administration at the Centre for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA Luc Rouban, Cevipof, Sciences Po, Paris, France. Trui Steen, Department of Public Administration, University of Leiden, the Netherlands and the Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium Theo A.J. Toonen, Faculty of Technology, Policy, Management (TPM), Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Caspar van den Berg, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Frits M. van der Meer, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University, the Netherlands Sylvia Veit, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam, Germany Tony Verheijen, the World Bank Anchrit Wille, Institute of Public Administration University of Leiden, the Netherlands Charles Wise, Center for Organization Research and Design, Arizona State University, USA Lois R. Wise, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA.
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