This book is about good governance and governance reforms from a comparative public administration perspective. It examines the governmental, administrative, and political systems of both developed and developing countries with a focus on political systems and their manifestation in administrative systems. It sets out to introduce students to the structures, behaviors, and processes of public administration in a comparative perspective. The book places particular emphasis on exploring the role of public management systems within the wider political and democratic frameworks in which they function.
The overall goal of the research is to analyze government administration in a comparative perspective. Topics include administrative theory, governance, public management, public sector organization and public sector reform, international standards of policy and practice, and the role of international institutions in promoting public sector modernization.