From the Active to the Enabling State

The Changing Role of Top Officials in European Nations

  • Edward C. Page
  • Vincent Wright

Part of the Transforming Government book series (TRGO)

About this book


This book surveys the changing role of senior civil servants in Western Europe and explores whether they have kept their central role in government decision-making. Looking at these issues in comparative perspective, the contributors provide an insight into the causes and consequences of the changing role of officials.


decision-making democracy Europe government Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward C. Page
    • 1
  • Vincent Wright
    • 2
  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Nuffield CollegeUniversity of OxfordUnited Kingdom

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