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Peters, B. Guy

Works: 250 works in 1,373 publications in 5 languages and 31,230 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, edc, Other, ed, Publishing director
Classifications: JF1351, 351
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Most widely held works by B. Guy Peters
The politics of bureaucracy : a comparative perspective by B. Guy Peters( Book )

114 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised sixth edition, offering extensive, well documented comparative analysis of the effects of politics on bureaucracy. New to the 6th edition: more international case studies on North America, Western and Eastern European and Asian countries; discussion of how governments have been developing strategies to enhance co-ordination and coherence across their programmes; analysis of the use of performance management in public administration; more tables, case studies and internet links; and extensive revision and updating to take into account the wealth of new literature that has emerged in recent years, including a discussion of E-Governance and analysis of 'new public management'. Drawing on evidence from a wide variety of political systems, The Politics of Bureaucracy continues to be essential reading for all students of government, policy analysis, and politics and international relations."--Publisher's description
American public policy : promise and performance by B. Guy Peters( Book )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting and elections may often be cited as the most entertaining aspect of political theatre, however, it is the arena of public policy that has the most direct impact on the lives of the citizenry. And as we have seen played out in recent debates over healthcare reform, policy changes can be dramatic, sweeping, and often hotly contested. Known for providing a trusted and comprehensive overview of the policy process, B. Guy Peters returns with the ninth edition of American Public Policy: Promise and Performance. Beyond walking students through the governmental structures and policy-making procedures, Peters efficiently covers a wide swath of policy areas, and then concludes with a look at both cost-benefit analysis and ethical analysis. Framed in context of the aftermath of the financial crisis and Great Recession, the ninth edition considers how policy has been impacted by persistent unemployment and growing income inequality. In addition, Peters discusses the strain on education budgets, increased oversight of financial activities, fiscal policies meant to stimulate the economy, and the political challenge of balancing the budget in light of increased public spending
Handbook of public administration by Charles H Levine( Book )

82 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in the field of public administration. It comprehensively explores the state of the art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy
Can government go bankrupt? by Richard Rose( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of governing : four emerging models by B. Guy Peters( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu cong fen xi chuan tong xing zheng mo shi chu fa,Chan ming le ge guo zheng fu jie li jian gou xin zhi li mo shi de yuan yin,Bing cong ge guo zheng fu de ge xin zhu zhang he zhu yao fa da guo jia de zheng fu gai ge shi jian zhong,Shu li gui na chu si zhong wei lai zheng fu zhi li mo shi:shi chang shi zheng fu(qiang diao zheng fu guan li shi chang hua),Can yu shi zheng fu(zhu zhang dui zheng fu guan li you geng duo de can yu),Dan xing hua zheng fu(ren wei zheng fu xu yao geng duo de ling huo xing),Jie zhi xing zheng fu(ti chu jian shao zheng fu nei bu gui ze).Zhei si zhong zheng fu zhi li mo shi ge you bu tong de li lun ji chu,Shi yong yu bu tong de zheng fu ti zhi.Dui mei yi zhong zheng fu zhi li mo shi,Zuo zhe dou cong wen ti,Jie gou,Guan li,Zheng ce zhi ding he gong gong li yi wu ge fang mian jin xing le shen ru fen xi
Institutional theory in political science : the new institutionalism by B. Guy Peters( Book )

51 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been a major growth of interest in institutional theory and institutional analysis in political science. This text identifies these approaches to institutions, and provides a frame of reference for the different theories
European politics reconsidered by B. Guy Peters( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unfinished agenda for civil service reform : implications of the Grace Commission report by B. Guy Peters( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative politics : theory and methods by B. Guy Peters( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizing governance, governing organizations by Organizing governance( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing complex societies : trajectories and scenarios by Jon Pierre( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Governing Complex Societies outlines a typology of different models of governance, ranging from a state-centric model to the 'governing without government' model. The typology is based in dimensions on actors, processes, and outcomes. Using this typology, the authors conclude that the state-centric and the 'governing without government' models both tend to produce suboptimal governance. Instead, governance models between these two extremes seem to be better geared to combine points of contact with society while at the same time being able to make autonomous decisions. This analysis is applied to different aspects of contemporary governance such as changing intergovernmental relationships and linkages between the European Union and domestic institutions."--Jacket
Handbook of public policy( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an invaluable survey of the major theories and approaches in this area of study and research. It explores the role of parties in the pressing contemporary problems of institutional design and democratic governance today
The national co-ordination of EU policy : the domestic level by Hussein Kassim( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eschewing the 'Europeanisation' problematic within which the issue is usually addressed, this book adopts a broader, more inclusive approach. It examines domestic processes and investigates co-ordination in ten member states - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom - looking at co-ordinating ambitions, the actors involved in EU policy making, and the structures and processes by which policy is made." "From a comparative perspective, the book identifies and assesses the impact of the influences that have shaped systems of national co-ordination - the demands exerted by Union membership, the institutional structure of the national polity, the pre-existing balance between domestic institutions, administrative norms and values, and attitudes, both popular and elite, to European integration. It assesses the extent to which there has been a convergent response to the administrative challenges posed by membership on the part of the member states or whether a pattern of divergence emerges. The effectiveness of member states in influencing policy outcomes at the European level is also addressed."--Jacket
Taking stock : assessing public sector reforms by B. Guy Peters( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last tow decades governments have invested a great deal of time, money, and political capital in reforms to make the public sector more efficient. They have, however, invested little in evaluating the effectiveness of their efforts, accepting many of the reforms because of a belief in a particular approach to governing or an ideological commitment on the part of politicians. This collection of essays "takes stock" of these reform measures and their impact on public administration
Governance in a changing environment by B. Guy Peters( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiscal cutbacks, the public's declining confidence in government, and new ideologies are forcing the public sector in industrialized democracies to undertake major reforms. In these essays contributing authors examine changes to the political and economic environment and the ways in which governments have responded. The essays explain what is happening in government in the late twentieth century and suggest changes that can be expected in the future
Comparing public bureaucracies : problems of theory and method by B. Guy Peters( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comparative study of public policy once promised to make major contributions to our understanding of government. Much of that promise now appears unfulfilled. What accounts for this decline in intellectual fortunes and change in intellectual fashion? Comparing Public Bureaucracies seeks to understand why. One of the principal answers is that there is no readily accepted and dependent variable that would allow comparative public administration to conform to the usual canons of social research. In contrast, comparative public policy has a ready-made dependent variab
Steering from the centre : strengthening political control in Western democracies by Carl Dahlström( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyzes the extent to which the centre of government can retain political and administrative control when delivery of public services is increasingly done through networks, contacts, partnerships, and a host of other devolved arrangements. International in scope, Steering from the Centre covers the experiences of diverse countries and examines how various centralization/decentralization strategies have played out in these differing national and institutional contexts."--Pub. desc
Comparative administrative change and reform : lessons learned by B. Guy Peters( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public service has changed dramatically over the years. Reviewing these changes, this book provides a global assessment of reform and the lessons governments can learn from previous policies. It offers insights into the origins of policy ideas, the qualities and capabilities of leaders, and the nature and challenges of organizational changes
Governing : essays in honour of Donald J. Savoie by James Bickerton( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A festschrift in honour of Donald J. Savoie
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American public policy : promise and performanceHandbook of public administrationThe future of governing : four emerging modelsInstitutional theory in political science : the new institutionalismEuropean politics reconsideredComparative politics : theory and methodsGoverning complex societies : trajectories and scenariosHandbook of public policy