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Administering the Summit
Administration of the Core Executive in Developed Countries
 
 
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All executives need advice. However, providing advice is a dangerous game. Speaking truth to power demands diplomatic skills. This book looks at the way in which advice is provided to the summit of government in twelve advanced industrialized countries. It looks at the organization and staffing of advice for the heads of executives in eight European countries (Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Sweden) as well as Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. The book examines the increasing pressures for centralization as core executives confront the differentiation and
pluralization of government and the interplay of constitutional, political and institutional factors, and above all the governmental tradition in each system.


Description

All executives need advice. However, providing advice is a dangerous game. Speaking truth to power demands diplomatic skills. This book looks at the way in which advice is provided to the summit of government in twelve advanced industrialized countries. It looks at the organization and staffing of advice for the heads of executives in eight European countries (Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Sweden) as well as Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. The book examines the increasing pressures for centralization as core executives confront the differentiation and
pluralization of government and the interplay of constitutional, political and institutional factors, and above all the governmental tradition in each system.


Contents

Notes on the Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
INTRODUCTION
Staffing the Summit - the Administration of the Core Executive: Convergent Trends and National Specificities; B.G.Peters, R.A.W.Rhodes & V.Wright
WESTMINSTER SYSTEMS
Administering the Summit: The British Prime Minister's Office; C.Clifford
Administering the Summit from a Canadian Perspective; D.Savoie & B.G.Peters
Administering the Summit: Australia; P.Weller
OTHER PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEMS
Management of Politics in the German Chancellor's Office; F.Müller-Rommel
The Prime Minister's 'Staff': The Case of Italy; S.Cassese
A Quasi-Presidential Premiership: Administering the Executive Summit in Spain; P.Heywood & I.M.Alvarez
Sweden: The Quest for Co-ordination; E.Page & N.Elder
How Informal Can You Be?: The Case of Denmark; T.Knudsen
Administering the Summit: The Greek Case; D.Sotiropolous
Serving the Japanese Prime Minister; I.Neary
PRESIDENTIAL AND SEMI-PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS
Staffing the Summit: France; R.Elgie
Administering the Summit in the United States; B.Rockman
CONCLUSION
The Struggle for Control
Index


Authors

B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh. He has held posts at, amongst others, Emory University and the universities of Delaware and Tulane. He has written extensively in his research areas and his recent publications include The Future of Governing (1996) and Comparative Politics: Theory and Method (1998).

R.A.W. RHODES is Professor of Politics (Research) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Director of the Economic and Social Research Council's Whitehall Research Programme. He is the author or editor of eighteen books including recently (with P.Weller and H.Bakvis) The Hollow Crown, Understanding Governance and Control and Power in Central-Local Government Relations. He has also published widely in journals.

VINCENT WRIGHT sometime Official Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He taught at the European University Institute in Florence, and in several other European as well as American Universities. He wrote books on French government and politics and edited or co-edited several volumes on government and administration in Western Europe.