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Page, Edward

Works: 60 works in 384 publications in 2 languages and 6,690 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Edward Page
Political authority and bureaucratic power : a comparative analysis by Edward Page( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power in capitalist societies : theory, explanations, and cases by Andrew W Cox( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing the new Europe( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bureaucratic elites in western European states by Edward Page( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States provides information about the structures and composition of the higher civil service and its position in the political structure through a comparative analysis of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Denmark, and Sweden. The book explores how higher civil service has developed in the light of the massive changes in European societies in the past thirty years. Changes include the size of the top level of the civil service, the growing social diversity of its ranks, and the tendency to recruit from outside the civil service. The book also examines whether wider social changes, such as the democratization of education, the growth of interest groups, and the increasing importance of the European Union have an impact on the higher levels of bureaucracy and produce similar patterns of change throughout Europe."--Jacket
Central and local government relations : a comparative analysis of West European unitary states( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Localism and centralism in Europe : the political and legal bases of local self-government by Edward Page( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the legal and political basis of relationships between national and local government in Britain, France Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy and Spain. The author examines the differences between these countries and their implications for patterns of policy-making at local level
Fiscal stress in cities by Richard Rose( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflicting pressures to increase public expenditure and restrict taxation have created fiscal stress in many major cities. In Britain, the problem is highlighted because central government is responsible for so large a portion of local government revenue, but not for its spending. The object of this book is to identify the extent, the causes and consequences of fiscal stress as it affected local government in the 1980s. To do this, the editors have brought together a multidisciplinary team of scholars working on the substantive problems facing cities, as well as experts in the urban economy and central-local government relations
People who run Europe by Edward Page( Book )

25 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who really runs the European Union? In this study, the author provides an insight into the administrative machinery in Brussels, exploring the backgrounds and careers of top officials, and their relationship to their political masters
Policy bureaucracy : government with a cast of thousands by Edward Page( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Policy Bureaucracy examines what policy bureaucrats do and how they do it, the cues officials use to develop policy and how political and administrative leaders influence their work. The instructions to which these largely middle-ranking officials work - whether coming from ministers or top civil servants - are often very broad and leave much to personal interpretation. The analytical approach adopted in the book is derived from Alvin Gouldner's Patterns of Industrial Bureaucracy and his elaboration of Max Weber's notion that hierarchy and expertise place a fundamental tension at the heart of modern bureaucracies. In the UK this tension is handled by combining 'invited authority' with 'improvised expertise'
Policy without politicians : bureaucratic influence in comparative perspective by Edward Page( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Have bureaucrats taken over the decision making role of politicians? This book offers a direct assessment of the role of bureaucrats in policy making by analysing how they shape policy in making decrees - laws that generally do not pass through full legislative scrutiny. These are often described as "secondary legislation" and are known by a variety of names (including decrets, arretes, administrative regulations, Verordnungen, statutory instruments). Such decrees offer an important vantage point for understanding bureaucratic power not only because they account for a large proportion of policy making activity within the executive, but also because they are made largely away from the glare of publicity. If bureaucrats have strong policy making powers and use them in a way that minimises political involvement in policy making, we would expect to find these powers especially evident in this "everyday" decision making. The book is based on research examining 52 decrees produced between 2005 and 2008 in six jurisdictions: France, the UK, Germany, Sweden, the United States and the European Union. The comparative perspective allows one to see how far different patterns of bureaucratic involvement in policy making are characteristic of particular political systems and how far they are a general feature of modern bureaucracies. The book asks three main questions about how these decrees are produced: when do politicians become involved in making them? What happens when politicians become involved? And what happens when they are not involved? The answers to these questions are provided by examination of primary source material as well as interviews with over 100 officials."--Publisher's website
Governing by numbers : delegated legislation and everyday policy-making by Edward Page( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Governing by Numbers is a jargon-free account of how delegated legislation is made. Such laws do not pass through the full legislative scrutiny to which Acts of Parliament are subjected. The study is based on new research involving an analysis of nearly 30,000 pieces of delegated legislation; detailed investigation of 46 recent regulations following in-depth interviews with those who developed, wrote and scrutinised them and a major survey of nearly 400 interest groups." "Delegated legislation is examined as a form of "everyday policy-making". It deals with important issues, from the level of welfare benefits to weapons exports, animal health and the prevention of air pollution, yet has been largely ignored in studies of the British political and administrative system. This book analyses the distinctive character of everyday policy making and the implications of how it works for our understanding of British democracy."--Jacket
From the active to the enabling state : the changing role of top officials in European nations by Edward Page( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Changing government relations in Europe : from localism to intergovernmentalism by Michael Goldsmith( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a comparative analysis of recent developments in intergovernmental relations in twelve countries across Europe
The Oxford handbook of classics in public policy and administration( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field
The foundations of bureaucracy in economic and social thought( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two volumes locate bureaucracy in its proper historical and theoretical context. They demonstrate that far from being a spent force, bureaucratic organizations and processes are, and will continue to be, of central importance in the new millennium
Michael Hechter's internal colonial thesis : some theoretical and methodological problems by Edward Page( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German responses to regime change : culture, class, economy or context? by Richard Rose( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remote bureaucracy or administrative efficiency? : Scotland's new local government system by Edward Page( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burocrazia, amministrazione, politica : un'analisi comparata by Edward Page( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laws and orders in central-local government relations by Edward Page( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bureaucratic elites in western European states
Alternative Names
Page, Edward

Page, Edward C.

Page, Edward C. 1953-

English (303)

Italian (4)

Fiscal stress in citiesPeople who run EuropePolicy bureaucracy : government with a cast of thousandsGoverning by numbers : delegated legislation and everyday policy-makingFrom the active to the enabling state : the changing role of top officials in European nationsChanging government relations in Europe : from localism to intergovernmentalismThe foundations of bureaucracy in economic and social thought