The Hollow Crown

Countervailing Trends in Core Executives

  • Patrick Weller
  • Herman Bakvis
  • R. A. W. Rhodes

Part of the Transforming Government book series (TRGO)

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About this book


The first volume in a series of comparative studies within the ESRC's Whitehall Programme focuses on core executives in five parliamentary democracies comparing the Westminster model as in Australia, Canada and Britain with the continental democracies of Germany and the Netherlands showing how political leadership is shackled by a vast array of constraints, from globalisation to internal fragmentation and rationalisation, making a heroic model of decisive political leadership hard to sustain.


budget executive globalization government parliament public management

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Weller
    • 1
  • Herman Bakvis
    • 2
  • R. A. W. Rhodes
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Australian Public Sector ManagementGriffith UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Dalhousie UniversityCanada
  3. 3.University of NewcastleAustralia

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