Observing Government Elites: Up Close and Personal

Hardcover | November 21, 2007

EditorR. Rhodes

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The behaviour of politicians and public servants often strikes outside observers as erratic, inconsistent and sometimes foolish. One way of understanding their behaviour is political anthropology. This book focuses on the everyday life of ministers and senior public servants in different countries, describing their world through their eyes. It analyses how such practices are embedded in political and administrative traditions. It explores how their beliefs, practices and traditions create meaning in politics and public policy making. It provides unique data on the everyday life government elites and practical advice on how to conduct such fieldwork.

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The behaviour of politicians and public servants often strikes outside observers as erratic, inconsistent and sometimes foolish. One way of understanding their behaviour is political anthropology. This book focuses on the everyday life of ministers and senior public servants in different countries, describing their world through their ...

ROD RHODES is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. He is the author or editor of 25 books including recently; The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions (joint editor, 2006); and Governance Stories (with Mark Bevir, 2006). He is also edi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:November 21, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230008402

ISBN - 13:9780230008403

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Being There--R.A.W.Rhodes, P.'t Hart & M.Noordegraaf * PART I: OBSERVING AT HOME The Everyday Life of a Minister: A Confessional and Impressionist Tale--R.A.W.Rhodes * Spies at the Crossroads: Observing Change in the Dutch Intelligence Service--P.'t Hart * Men at Work: How Public Policy Managers Cope--M.Noordegraaf * Governing Karlstad: An Insider's Story--P.O.Norell * PART II: OBSERVING ABROAD Dutch Eurocrats at Work: Getting Things in Done in Europe--K.Geuijen, P.'t Hart & K.Yesilkagit * The EU's Nomads: National Eurocrats in European Policy Making--R.Thedvall * European Integration in Anthropological Perspective: Studying the 'Culture' of the EU Civil Service--C.Shore * So What? The prospects and Pitfalls of Being There--R.A.W.Rhodes, P.'t Hart & M.Noordegraaf