Synopses & Reviews
Shedding light on a core theme in the study of public administration,political scientists seek a more profound understanding of the causes, facets, and consequences of the politics of representation inthe public sector. They underscore the necessity of a pluralistic and interdisciplinary perspective, which brings in insights fromhistory, sociology, urban politics, political and organizational theory, and public administration/management. Among their topics arean analytical framework for the comparative study of representative bureaucracy, reconsidering political and bureaucratic representationin modern government, migration and urban governance as challenges for democratic legitimacy, civil leadership and local politics inmulti-cultural cities, and the (de)construction of representative bureaucracy theory from plutocracy to diversity.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
What is the relationship between the composition of the public sector workforce and the nature of the society it serves? Taking a comparative and analytical perspective, the authoritative and accessible chapters illustrate the salience of representative politics in diverse societies. The book explores the wide variety of practice based on different political systems, administrative structures, and cultural settings, and discusses topical issues of public bureaucracies worldwide.