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Modern Systems of Government
Exploring the Role of Bureaucrats and Politicians

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March 1997 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The success or failure of empires, nation-states, and city-states often rests on the relationship between bureaucracy and politicians. In this provocative and timely volume, editor Ali Farazmand examines the myriad relationships between politicians and bureaucrats and how they affect modern governance. This book is organized around the major themes of professionalism, bureaucracy, governance, and the relationship between career bureaucrats/higher civil servants and political appointees/politicians under presidential and parliamentary systems. After introducing the basic elements of bureaucracies in Part I, the book discusses the relations between bureaucrats and politicians in presidential systems in Part II as well as in parliamentary systems in Part III. This original and up-to-date book will fill a gap in the literature on the relationship between bureaucrats and politicians in modern governance and public administration. It can be used as a primary or supplementary text at the undergraduate and graduate level for those interested in public administration, comparative public policy, political science, and government.

Ali Farazmand
Introduction
 
PART ONE: PROFESSIONALISM, BUREAUCRACY, AND MODERN GOVERNANCE
Fred W Riggs
Coups and Crashes
Lessons for Public Administration  
Ali Farazmand
Professionalism, Bureaucracy, and Modern Governance
A Comparative Analysis  
Renu Khator
Professionalism in Bureaucracy
Some Comparisons Based on the Indian Case  
Frederick Thayer
The US Civil Service 1883-1993 (RIP)
Matthew Holden Jr
Political Power and the Centrality of Administration
 
PART TWO: BUREAUCRATS AND POLITICIANS IN PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS
David H Rosenbloom
The US Constitutional Separation of Powers and Federal Administration
Francis E Rourke
Politics and Bureaucracy
Their Impact on Professionalism  
Paul P Van Riper
The Pendleton Act of 1883 and Professionalism in the US Public Service
Lawrence S Graham
Transients and Careerists in Latin America
 
PART THREE: BUREAUCRATS AND POLITICIANS IN PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEMS
B Guy Peters
Bureaucrats and Political Appointees in European Democracies
Who Is Who and Does It Make Any Difference?  
Francis Terry
Getting On in Government
Political Priorities and Professional Civil Servants  
 
PART FOUR: THE STATE OF THE CURRENT STATE
Bert A Rockman
`Honey, I Shrank the State'

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