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Published by Staples Press in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.


  • Civil service -- Great Britain.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsJN425 .G575
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 224 p.
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6217318M
LC Control Number57000287

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Scope of the Civil Service. — (1) The Civil Service embraces all branches, subdivisions, instrumentalities, and agencies of the Government, including government-owned or controlled corporations with original charters. (2) Positions in the Civil Service shall be classified into career service and non-career service. SEC Career Size: KB. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gladden, Edgar Norman. Civil service or bureaucracy? London, Staples Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type. In the nineteenth century, this was an example of how machine politics and patronage corrupted the civil service. Pres. Andrew Jackson's spoils system This act was established in the late s, requiring civil service exams based on merit, in response to the assassination of the President. To the effective development of a genuine science of comparative public administration objective analyses of the behavior of national administrative systems differing sharply in structure and background are an indispensable prerequisite. The present study is intended as a segmentary contribution to a series of such analyses. While the study is focused principally upon the problem of personnel.

The influence of the military is most readily seen through such administrative concepts as ‘chain of command,’ or ‘line and staff,’ so much so that attempts to ‘debureaucratize’ the civil service (e.g., creating less hierarchical departments) are essentially an attempt to break away from the dominance of the military bureaucratic model. Those civil service employees who are in constant contact with the public (often a hostile one) and have considerable discretion are known as street-level bureaucrats The creation of the new Department of Homeland Security in is an example of. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Bureaucracy: Or, A Civil Service Reformer by Honoré De Balzac (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at . This encyclopedic reference/text provides an analysis of the basic issues and major aspects of bureaucracy, bureaucratic politics and administrative theory, public policy, and public administration in historical and contemporary perspectives. Examining theoretical, philosophical, and empirical interpretations, as well as the intricate position of bureaucracy in government, politics, national.