Comparative Public Administration
Edited by J.A. Chandler
Routledge – 2011 – 288 pages
This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis to the contemporary system of public administration and management in a number of significant countries. This text examines the extent to which new public management, politicians and public opinion can influence bureaucracies in various countries; in addition, it explores the role of public administration systems within the wider political systems and democratic frameworks of their states.
The new edition revises and updates all of the original country studies including: the United States, the European Union, China, France, UK, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, and adds three more chapters on Poland, India and China. Each chapter is written to a common framework which makes comparison easier and covers the following issues:
This student-friendly volume is a highly valuable resource for students of Politics and Administration.
This textbook is essential reading for students of comparative public administration.
1. Intoduction, J. A. Chandler 2. United Kingdom, John Kingdom 3. Ireland, Neil Collins, Aodh Quinlivan and Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan 4. France, J. A. Chandler 5. Greece, Howard Elcock 6. Italy, R. E. Spence 7. The United States, Howard Elcock 8. Russia, M. Nistotskaya 9. China, Thomas Johnson and Guohui Wang 10. India, David Pell 11. Conclusion, J. A. Chandler
J. A. Chandler is an emeritus professor of local governance at Sheffield Hallam University and author of several books on local government and public policy including Explaining Public Policy (Routledge, 2011), Explaining Local Government (Manchester University Press, 2007). He has also edited Local Government in Liberal Democracies (1993) published by Routledge and The Citizen’s Charter (Dartmouth 1996).