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  • Handbook of Public Policyby B. (Brainard) Guy Peters; Jon Pierre

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 75.00

    Providing a comprehensive review and guide to the study, theory and practice of public policy today the Handbook draws together contributions from leading academics and policy analysts from around the world. more...

  • Politics of Bureaucracyby B. Guy Peters; Guy Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 55.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Comparing Public Bureaucraciesby B. Guy Peters

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 21.00

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The comparative study of public policy once promised to make major contributions to our understanding of government. Much of that promise now appears unfulfilled. What accounts for this decline in intellectual fortunes and change in... more...

  • Reward for High Public Officeby Christopher Hood; B. Guy Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    The choices made by governments about how to reward their top employees reveal a great deal about their values and their assumptions about governing. This book examines rewards of high public office in seven Asian political systems, a particularly rich set of cases for exploring the causes and consequences of the rewards of high public office, having... more...

  • Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reformby B. Guy Peters; Jon Pierre

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Adminstrative reform in most western democracies over the past couple of decades has been characterized by bringing in market-based concepts of public-service delivery. This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors - experts on administrative reform - assess its scope and objectives, and also the... more...

  • Governing Complex Societiesby Jon Pierre; B. Guy Peters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    Western societies are becoming increasingly complex and challenging to govern, yet the modern state continues to play a central role in governance. This book presents a detailed analysis of the challenges confronting the contemporary state and the processes through which the state addresses those challenges. The notion of 'governing without government'... more...

  • The Politics of Bureaucracy 6th Editionby B.Guy Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Written by a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised sixth edition, offering extensive, well documented comparative analysis of the effects of politics on bureaucracy. New to the 6 th edition: More international case studies... more...

  • Tradition and Public Administrationby Professor Martin Painter; Professor B. Guy Peters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    Contributors examine the persistence of administrative patterns in the face of pressures for globablization by developing a concept of administrative traditions and describing the traditions that exist around the world. They assess the impact of traditions on administrative reforms and the capacities of government to change public administration. more...

  • The National Co-ordination of EU Policy: The European Levelby Hussein Kassim; Anand Menon; B. Guy Peters

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 139.99

    This book is the second of two volumes that examine how EU member states co-ordinate their European policies. In this second volume, the focus is on the European level. The book investigates the strategies deployed by eleven member states -- Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and the United... more...

  • Interactive Governanceby Jacob Torfing; B. Guy Peters; Jon Pierre

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 84.99

    Governance has become one of the most commonly used concepts in contemporary political science. It is, however, often used to mean a variety of different things. This book helps to clarify this conceptual muddle by concentrating on one variety of governance-interactive governance. The authors argue that although the state may remain important for many... more...