The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant

  • Helen Sullivan
  • Helen Dickinson
  • Hayley Henderson
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Lien Nguyen, Pragati Rawat, John C. Morris
  2. Fritz Sager, Eva Thomann, Peter Hupe
  3. Ingmar van Meerkerk, Jurian Edelenbos
  4. Catherine Needham, Catherine Mangan, Karin Bottom, Steven Parker
  5. Cameron Holley, Amanda Kennedy, Tariro Mutongwizo, Clifford Shearing
  6. Susan Ainsworth, Peter Ghin
  7. Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Ulrich Thy Jensen, Anne Mette Kjeldsen
  8. Flavia Donadelli, Kira Matus

About this book


The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant examines what it means to be a public servant in today’s world(s) where globalisation and neoliberalism have proliferated the number of actors who contribute to the public purpose sector and created new spaces that public servants now operate in. It considers how different scholarly approaches can contribute to a better understanding of the identities, motivations, values, roles, skills, positions and futures for the public servant, and how scholarly knowledge can be informed by and translated into value for practice. The book combines academic contributions with those from practitioners so that key lessons may be synthesised and translated into the context of the public servant.                                                                   




Public service Public service motivation Confucius Weber Law Politics Economics Government Globalisation Neo-liberalism NPM Public value Evidence based policy making Co-production Interest groups Think tanks Public service reform Professionalization Regulatory regime Disruptive technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Sullivan
    • 1
  • Helen Dickinson
    • 2
  • Hayley Henderson
    • 3
  1. 1.Crawford School of Public PolicyAustralian National UniversityActonAustralia
  2. 2.UNSW AustraliaCampbellAustralia
  3. 3.College of Asia and the PacificAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03008-7