Handbook of Comparative and Development Public Administration

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Ali Farazmand
CRC Press, Jun 29, 2001 - Political Science - 1130 pages
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With contributions from nearly 80 international experts, this comprehensive resource covers diverse issues, aspects, and features of public administration and policy around the world. It focuses on bureaucracy and bureaucratic politics in developing and industrialized countries and emphasizing administrative performance and policy implementation, as well as political system maintenance and regime enhancement. The book covers the history of public administration and bureaucracy in Persia, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium and among the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, public administration in small island states, Eastern Europe, and ethics and other contemporary issues in public administration.
 

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This is by far the best book on establishing operational Public Administration. The writings on the Persian structures are simply phenomenal. Every military and state department official should read this before being allowed to operate overseas.

Contents

1 Problem of Development Administration
1
2 Comparative and Development Public Administration
10
3 Organizational Perspective in Comparative and Development Administration
26
4 Learning From Ancient Persia
37
5 Administrative Legacies of Greece Rome and Byzantium
70
6 Indian Legacy of Administration
89
7 Development administration in the Early Americas
103
8 Roots to Branches
119
40 Local Government in Authoritarian Chile
692
41 State Administration in Socialist Cuba
706
42 Intenatinalization or Indigenization
722
43 Understanding SmallState Governance
735
44 Administrative Reform
749
45 Government Reform and Reorganization in an Era of Retrenchment and Conviction Politics
765
46 Is Democracy a Substitute for Ethics?
791
47 Environmental Policy in the Balkans
802

9 Comparing the Public and Private Sectors in the United States
138
10 Alternative to Privatization
151
11 Implementing the Denationalization Option
167
12 A Shifting Center
180
13 The Duality of Swedish Central Administration
198
14 Changing Values and Notions of Pay Equity in the Swedish Civil Service
212
15 Public Administration in Germany
226
16 Institutionalizing Democracy
242
17 Regionalization
254
18 A Framework for the Analysis of Changes in Australian Executrive Branches
273
19 Public Administration in Japan
284
20 Public Administration of Occupational Safety and Health
343
21 Regionalization in Russia
355
22 Devolution or Dissolution
376
23 Process of Democration and Local Governance in Poland
392
24 Building Community Organizations and Local Governments in Former Soviet Republics
414
25 Prospects for Modernization of Public Administration in Postdictatorial Greece
432
26 The Public Administration of the Republic of China on Taiwan
452
27 Public Administration as a Discipline in the Peoples Republic of China
466
28 Politics of Governance Reform in Thailand
480
29 Innovations for Administrative Reforms in Korea
507
30 Public Enterprise Reforms and Privatization in India
524
19871998
540
32 Capacity Building for Municipal Governance in Kenya
556
33 Decentralization and Development Administration in Nigeria
572
34 Conduct of Managerialism and Its Performance in Southern African Countries
595
Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives
612
36 Reform Mangers in Iran
631
37 Bureaucrats as Agents of Development in the Middle East
647
38 The Regionalization Experience in Latin America
665
39 Merit Reform in Latin America
679
48 Problems of Public Policy Implementation in Developing Countries
814
49 Policy Choices
826
50 The Need for a Concept in Executive Personnel Systems and Development
846
51 The State Government Bureaucracies and Their Alternatives
860
52 Administrative Corruption
872
53 Public Service Ethics and Professionalism
888
54 Improving Ethical Behavior in Public Organizations
901
55 Ethical Issues in the Use of the Internet
910
56 Emerging Challenges in Healthcare Administrative Ethics
921
57 Bureaucratic Links Between Administration and Politics
933
58 The Strategic Environment of Public Managers in Developing Countries
961
59 The Achievement Crisis
980
60 The Politics of Administrative Reform
994
61 Media and the Bureaucracy in the United States
1005
62 Bureacracy Agrarian Reforms and Regime Enhancement
1014
63 Bureacracy and Debureaucratization
1032
64 Women in Bureaucracies
1053
65 Deviant Bureaucracies
1080
66 Greek Bureaucracy and Public Administration
1094
67 Running the Bureaucratic State
1106
68 Challenges to Privatization in Developing Countries
1122
69 Bureaucracy in Bangladesh
1136
70 Bureaucratization of the Arab World
1156
71 The State and Bureaucracy
1168
72 Bureaucratic Politics and Political Regimes
1180
73 Evolution and Revolution
1192
74 Regime Changes the Bureaucracy and Political Development
1208
75 Revolution and Public Service in the Third World
1222
76 Bureaucracy and Revolution
1236
Index
1254
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