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The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides a country-comparative approach to the public servant

  • Adopts a broad definition, including various professions

  • Features up-to-date reviews of current research and debates

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Table of contents (96 entries)

  1. The Elephant in the Room: Public Servants and Implementation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 585-585
    2. Mapping “Implementation System” Elements

      • Katie Moon, Deborah Blackman, Helen Dickinson
      Pages 597-614
    3. Implementation Failures as Learning Pathologies

      • Claire A. Dunlop
      Pages 615-629
    4. Accountability in the Context of Privatization Policy Implementation

      • Lien Nguyen, Pragati Rawat, John C. Morris
      Pages 631-649
    5. Navigating Complexity in Policy Implementation

      • Azad Singh Bali
      Pages 669-684
  2. Regulation as Public Service, Public Servants as Regulators

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 701-701
    2. Ten Global Trends in Regulation: A Future Outlook

      • Jeroen van der Heijden, Graeme Hodge
      Pages 741-759
    3. Professionalizing Regulatory Practice Within the Public Service: Lessons from the New Zealand G-REG Initiative

      • Pelin Fantham, Wendy Kale, Keith Manch, Nick McGirr, Peter Mumford, Sanjai Raj
      Pages 761-779
    4. Accountability of Public Servants at the Street Level

      • Fritz Sager, Eva Thomann, Peter Hupe
      Pages 801-818
    5. Using Private Regulation for the Public Good

      • Flavia Donadelli, Kira Matus
      Pages 819-833
    6. Public Servants and Regulator Capture in Energy and Environmental Governance

      • Cameron Holley, Amanda Kennedy, Tariro Mutongwizo, Clifford Shearing
      Pages 835-852
  3. Beyond the Center: Public Servants in the Wild

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 871-871
    2. Public Servants in the Wild: An Introduction

      • Catherine Needham
      Pages 873-881

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.

Keywords

  • 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

  • Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

    Helen Sullivan, Hayley Henderson

  • Public Service Research Group, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra, Australia

    Helen Dickinson

About the editors

Helen Sullivan is professor of public policy and director of the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy, the Asia-Pacific’s leading public policy school. Helen’s research explores the changing nature of state-society relationships in the context of collaboration, urban politics, and public policy and service reform. Helen has a long-term commitment to bridging the gap between research and policy, and in 2016 she was made a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia in recognition of her significant contribution to public administration. In 2019, Helen was elected to the executive board of the International Research Society on Public Management and elected president of the Australian Political Studies Association for the year 2020–21.

Helen Dickinson is professor of public service research and director of the Public Service Research Group at the School of Business, University of New South Wales, Canberra. Her expertise is in public services, particularly in relation to topics such as governance, policy implementation, and stewardship of fourth industrial revolution technologies. In 2015, Helen was made a Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and in 2019 awarded a fellowship at the Academy of Social Sciences. She has worked with a range of different levels of government and community organizations as well as privateorganizations in Australia, UK, New Zealand, and Europe on research and consultancy programs.

Hayley Henderson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. Her research examines the role of urban policymaking and collaborative governance in addressing complex urban problems. In particular, the focus of her recent work has been on urban renewal and river basin management in Australian and Argentine cities.


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Hardcover Book USD 699.99
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