Public Administration - A Comparative Perspective

ISBN-10: 0824704800

ISBN-13: 9780824704803

Edition: 6th 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Ferrel Heady
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Book details

List price: $104.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 2/13/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 484
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628

Preface
Comparison in the Study of Public Administration
Public Administration as a Field of Study
Significance of Comparison
Problems of Comparison
Postwar Evolution of Comparative Studies
The Heyday of the Comparative Administration Movement
Retrenchment, Reappraisals, and Recommendations
Prospects and Options
Notes
A Focus for Comparison
Bureaucracy as a Focus
Concepts of Bureaucracy
The Prevalence of Public Bureaucracy
Organizational Setting
The Ecology of Administration
Models of Administrative Systems
Notes
Concepts of System Transformation
Modernization
Development
Change
Notes
Historical Antecedents of National Administrative Systems
Organizing Concepts for Historical Interpretation
Ancient World Origins
Imperial Rome and Byzantium
European Feudalism
Rise of European Absolutist Monarchies
Emergence of the Nation-State
Notes
Administration in More Developed Nations: General Characteristics and "Classic" Administrative Systems
Shared Political and Administrative Characteristics
"Classic" Administrative Systems
Notes
Administration in More Developed Nations: Some Variations in Administrative Systems
Administration in "The Civic Culture"
Adaptive Modernizing Administration--Japan
"Second Tier" Examples
Notes
Administration in Less Developed Nations
The Ideology of Development
The Politics of Development
Political Regime Variations
Common Administrative Patterns
Notes
Bureaucratic-Prominent Political Regimes
Traditional Elite Systems
Personalist Bureaucratic Elite Systems
Collegial Bureaucratic Elite Systems
Pendulum Systems
Notes
Party-Prominent Political Regimes
Polyarchal Competitive Systems
Dominant-Party Semicompetitive Systems
Dominant-Party Mobilization Systems
Communist Totalitarian Systems
Notes
An Overview of Bureaucracies and Political Systems
Political Ends and Administrative Means
Relating Bureaucratic and Political Development
Testing the Imbalance Thesis
The Significance of Political System Variation
A Concluding Comment
Notes
Author Index
Subject Index
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