Tradition and Public Administration

  • Martin Painter
  • B. Guy Peters

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin Painter, B. Guy Peters
      Pages 3-16
  3. Empirical Analysis of Administrative Traditions

  4. Legacy Effects: Administrative Reform and Administrative Tradition

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 238-274

About this book


Contributors examine the persistence of administrative patterns in the face of pressures for globablization by developing a concept of administrative traditions and describing the traditions that exist around the world. They assess the impact of traditions on administrative reforms and the capacities of government to change public administration.


bureaucracy Central government communism European Union (EU) Familie Government Nation public administration public management reforms service

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Painter
    • 1
  • B. Guy Peters
    • 2
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.University of PittsburghUSA

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