Rewards for High Public Office in Europe and North America

by Marleen Brans, B.Guy Peters

Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

Anyone observing the recent scandals in the United Kingdom could not fail to understand the political importance of the rewards of high public office. The British experience has been extreme but by no means unique, and many countries have experienced political over the pay and perquisites of public officials.

This book addresses an important element of public governance, and does so in longitudinal and comparative manner. The approach enables the contributors to make a number of key statements not only about the development of political systems but also about the differences among those systems. It provides a unique and systematic investigation of both formal and informal rewards for working in high-level positions in the public sector, and seeks to determine the impacts of the choices of reward structures.

Covering 14 countries and drawing on a wide range of data sources, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars of comparative public administration, international politics and government.

  • Taylor and Francis; May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781136323089
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Rewards for High Public Office in Europe and North America
  • Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics
  • Author: Marleen Brans (ed.); B.Guy Peters (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge

About The Author

Marleen Brans is Associate Professor at the Public Management Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an Honorary Professor at both Roskilde University Centre and at the City University of Hong Kong, and Distinguished Professor of Comparative Politics at Zeppelin University, Germany.