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Transforming Government

From the Active to the Enabling State

The Changing Role of Top Officials in European Nations

Editors: Page, E., Wright, V. (Eds.)

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This book surveys the changing role of senior civil servants in Western Europe and explores whether they have kept their central role in government decision-making. Looking at these issues in comparative perspective, the contributors provide an insight into the causes and consequences of the changing role of officials.

About the authors

PHILLIPPE BEZES Chargé de Recherches, Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques, University of Paris II, France MARLEEN BRANS Professor, Public Management Institute, University of Leuven, Belgium KLAUS GOETZ Professor of Political Science, Universität Potsdam, Germany PATRICK LE LIDEC Chercheur Associé, Centre de Recherches Politiques de la Sorbonne, Paris, France RACHEL LOCKE Partner, BSD Consultants, Hampshire, UK PAOLA MATTEI TH Marshall Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK WOLFGANG C. MÜLLER Professor of Political Science, Universität Mannheim, Germany JON PIERRE Professor of Political science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden JOS C. N. RAADSCHELDERS Professor and Henry Bellmon Chair of Public Service, Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma, USA CHARLOTTE SAUSMAN Formerly Senior Research Associate, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, UK DIMITRI A. SOTIROPOULOS Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the Law School, University of Athens, Greece TRUI STEEN Fellow, Public Management Institute, University of Leuven, Belgium FRITS VAN DER MEER Associate Professor in Comparative Public Administration, Department of Public Administration, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: From the Active to the Enabling State

    Page, Edward C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • A Case of Amateurs and Professionals: The Role of the Greek Senior Civil Service

    Sotiropoulos, Dimitri A.

    Pages 15-37

  • The Changing Role of the Austrian Civil Service: The Impact of Politicisation, Public Sector Reform, and Europeanisation

    Müller, Wolfgang C.

    Pages 38-62

  • From Incremental to Copernican Reform?: Changes to the Position and Role of Senior Civil Servants in the Belgian Federal Administration

    Brans, Marleen (et al.)

    Pages 63-80

  • Italian Democracy Under Threat?: The Spoils System in Historical Perspective

    Mattei, Paola

    Pages 81-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From the Active to the Enabling State
Book Subtitle
The Changing Role of Top Officials in European Nations
Editors
  • E. Page
  • V. Wright
Series Title
Transforming Government
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28876-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230288768
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-0319-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 245
Topics