International Public Administration and Governance

Andrew Massey (Editor), Karen Johnston (Editor)

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Taking a comparative approach unmatched by any other book on this topic, this vital book explores key questions around the ways in which public administration and governance challenges can be addressed by governments in an increasingly globalized world. World-leading experts explore contemporary issues of government and governance, as well as the relationship between civil society and the political class. The insights offered will allow policy makers and officials to explore options for policy making in a new and informed way.
Adopting global perspectives of governance and public sector management, the book includes scrutiny of current issues such as: public policy capacity, wicked policy problems, public sector reforms, the challenges of globalization and complexity management. Practitioners and scholars of public administration deliver a range of perspectives on the abiding wicked issues and challenges to delivering public services, and the way that delivery is structured. The book uniquely provides international coverage of perspectives from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and Australia. Practitioners and scholars of public administration, public policy, public sector management and international relations will learn a great deal from this book about the issues and structures of
government and governance in an increasingly complex world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages496
ISBN (Electronic)9781781954492
ISBN (Print)9781781954485
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • public administration
  • governance
  • international
  • government
  • public policy
  • politics

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