The Civil Service

The Civil Service

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Radical reforms of the civil service during the 1980s and 90s have broken up the old unified hierarchical structures. In their place are peripheral agencies concerned with policy implementation and a central core comcerned with policy-making. The radical reforms are described and assessed in terms of the public choice and public management theories which underpin them. Bureau-maximizing and bureau-shaping models are used to predict the directions we should expect the reforms to take and their likely success. The key central chapter of the book examines the equivocal use of the term qefficiencyq used to justify the managerial changes. This is the first textbook which critically examines theories of bureaucracy together with an introductory and descriptive account of the civil service today.... Military Survey 01-04-91 RAF Maintenance 24-04-91 Service Childrena#39;s Schools, North West Europe 01-04-92 Duke of ... Base Repair Organisation Department of Environment 06-07-89 QEII Conference Centre 02-04-90 Building Researchanbsp;...

Title:The Civil Service
Author:Keith M. Dowding
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1995


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