This text explores one of the most topical issues of public bureaucracies worldwide: the relationship between the composition of the public sector workforce and the nature of the society it serves. Taking a genuinely comparative and analytical perspective, the authoritatively yet accessibly written country chapters show how salient the politics of representativeness have become in increasingly diverse societies. At the same time, the authors illustrate the wide variety of practice based on different political systems, administrative structures, and cultural settings.
Politics of Representative Bureaucracy
Power, Legitimacy and Performance
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