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Literature in the Public Service

Sublime Bureaucracy

Authors: Sullivan, C.

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How can one make state administrative systems interesting, embody an abstract public ethos and give heroism to homogeneity? The discipline of literature and bureaucracy dismisses Weber's 'neurocrat'. Milton, Trollope and Hare are case studies on implementing the 'what if' visions literature explored during a period of great change in public service

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CERI SULLIVAN was a chartered accountant for NGOs and parastatal organisations, in Britain and across sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently a Professor of English literature in north Wales, researching the ways in which sustainable governance draws on the rhetoric of the public sphere, in imaginative representations in and of government institutions.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Weber, Bureaucracy and Creativity

    Sullivan, Ceri

    Pages 1-19

  • The 1650s: Milton and the Beginning of Civil Service

    Sullivan, Ceri

    Pages 20-64

  • The 1850s: Trollope and the Height of Civil Service Ambitions

    Sullivan, Ceri

    Pages 65-113

  • The Present: Hare and Shrinking Government Provision

    Sullivan, Ceri

    Pages 114-154

  • Coda: Bureaucratic Creativity

    Sullivan, Ceri

    Pages 155-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literature in the Public Service
Book Subtitle
Sublime Bureaucracy
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28742-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137287427
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28741-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44970-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 218
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