Civil Service Systems in Anglo-American Countries (Civil by John Halligan

By John Halligan

This identify offers a entire evaluation of the problems in smooth bureacracies, mixed with a comparative research of the civil provider structures and administrative traditions of 5 Anglo-American countries: Australia, Canada, nice Britain, New Zealand and the us. In every one bankruptcy, specialist individuals adopt a scientific research of every country's civil carrier from 3 wide views: exterior kin, inner constituent positive aspects and styles of switch. by means of utilising a comparative framework together with empirical learn, they can emphasise the explicit nature, features and improvement of every provider procedure. additionally they spotlight the historic advancements and reforms linked to the Anglo-American version, that are frequently hugely specific in comparison with the opposite OECD countries. The concludes with a scientific comparability of every civil provider process, searching for parallels and diversifications among them.

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This can in part be explained as a consequence of the way the modernisation process occurred within the context of Britain’s historical tradition. 2 Government expenditure, 1800 to 1900 The civil service in Britain 31 An Ancien Régime One argument is that the British state never really modernised because the absence of a bourgeois revolution meant that many of the structures of preindustrial society and the pre-modern state persisted. Rather than being a modern state, Britain is an ancien régime, combining a pre-modern state, an anti-industrial commercial class, and a remnant of a landed aristocracy (hence the continuing role of the House of Lords and the monarchy in the political process).

Thus understanding administration, and the changes in it, in this or any other group of countries involves balancing the general with the particular. An understanding of the tradition within which any particular administrative system is situated offers an important route through which to interpret that system’s behaviour. The administrative systems discussed in this volume point to numerous similarities in the structure and behaviour of governments in these countries, as well as to differences between them.

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