Routledge is proud to publish the fifth edition of this comprehensive, comparative exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies in nations around the world. Written by a leading authority in the field, it offers an extensive, well documented, comparative analysis stressing the effects of politics and organised interests on bureaucracy. New to the fifth edition: a new chapter on administrative reform more material on administration in developing countries more coverage of the European Union and more discussion of international bureaucracies revision and up-dating to take into account the wealth of new literature that has emerged in recent years.
B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government and chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh