Globalization and New Public Management pose major challenges to the policy capacity of the state. Challenges to State Policy Capacity offers the most timely and comprehensive coverage of contemporary state policy capacity. Drawing on the work by international leading scholars in political science and public administration, the book is indispensable to anyone interested in policy capacity, administrative reform and the state.
Martin Painter is Professor in the Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong. He was previously Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Sydney. He is the author or editor of nine books and over seventy articles and book chapters. Jon Pierre is Professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He previously held a Chair in Politics at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He is author or editor of 15 books and numerous journal articles.