The Politicization of the Civil Service in Comparative Perspective
A Quest for Control
Edited by B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre
Published May 6th 2004 by Routledge – 312 pages
This book addresses an important issue and debate in public administration: the politicization of civil service systems and personnel. Using a comparative framework the authors address issues such as compensation, appointments made from outside the civil service system, anonymity, partisanship and systems used to handle appointees of prior administrations in the US, Canada, Germany, France, Britain, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Greece.