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Written by a leading authority in the field, this newly revised and updated fifth edition now features a new chaper on administrative reform, more material on administration in developing countries and more coverage of the European Union and a discussion of international beuracracies.

List of Figures

List of Tables

The persistence, growth and change of government and administration

  • The modern public sector
    Public spending


  • The growth of government
    Fiscal pressures
    The political process
    Decline of late capitalism
    The public bureaucracy


  • The growth of administration
    The quantitative growth of public concerns
    The qualitative growth of public concerns
    Institutional weaknesses
    The nature of bureaucratic institutions


  • Countertrends in government growth


  • Summary


  • Notes
Political culture and public administration
  • Administrative culture