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The Resource Organizing Leviathan : politicians, bureaucrats, and the making of good government, Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente

Organizing Leviathan : politicians, bureaucrats, and the making of good government, Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente

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Organizing Leviathan : politicians, bureaucrats, and the making of good government
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Organizing Leviathan
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politicians, bureaucrats, and the making of good government
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Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente
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eng
Summary
Why are some countries less corrupt and better governed than others? Challenging conventional explanations on the remarkable differences in quality of government worldwide, this book argues that the organization of bureaucracy is an often overlooked but critical factor. Countries where merit-recruited employees occupy public bureaucracies perform better than those where public employees owe their post to political connections. The book provides a coherent theory of why, and ample evidence showing that meritocratic bureaucracies are conducive to lower levels of corruption, higher government effectiveness, and more flexibility to adopt modernizing reforms. Data comes from both a novel dataset on the bureaucratic structures of over 100 countries as well as from narratives of particular countries, with a special focus on the relationship between politicians and bureaucrats in Spain and Sweden. A notable contribution to the literature in comparative politics and public policy on good governance, and to corruption studies more widely
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Dahlström, Carl,
Dewey number
320.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1976-
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Lapuente Gine, Victor
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  • Bureaucracy
  • Administrative agencies
  • Executive departments
  • Civil service
  • Government executives
  • Government accountability
  • Political corruption
  • Comparative government
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Organizing Leviathan : politicians, bureaucrats, and the making of good government, Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jul 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Why relations between politicians and bureaucrats matter; 2. Theory; 3. A closed Weberian bureaucracy; 4. Corruption; 5. Effectiveness; 6. Reforms; 7. Conclusions
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CR9781316822869
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1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781316822869
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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CR9781316822869
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Organizing Leviathan : politicians, bureaucrats, and the making of good government, Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jul 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Why relations between politicians and bureaucrats matter; 2. Theory; 3. A closed Weberian bureaucracy; 4. Corruption; 5. Effectiveness; 6. Reforms; 7. Conclusions
Control code
CR9781316822869
Extent
1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316822869
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316822869

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