Public Administration and the Modern State Assessing Trends and Impact
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 10/28/2014
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This thought-provoking volume assesses the nature of public administration in the 21st Century and explores the way in which public sectors have adapted in order to confront the daunting challenges faced by governments around the world. Looking at the different levels of public administration from the local to the supranational level, individual chapters consider the civil service in different countries and explore how the public sector facilitates representation and participation and protects the state from crises ranging from terrorist attacks to economic crashes. The picture that develops is that civil services throughout the world, far from being hollowed out as many observers suggest, are responding to their new mandate by becoming an even larger and even more important part government.