International Bureaucracy

Challenges and Lessons for Public Administration Research

  • Michael W. Bauer
  • Christoph Knill
  • Steffen Eckhard

Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michael W. Bauer, Steffen Eckhard, Jörn Ege, Christoph Knill
    Pages 1-12
  3. Christoph Knill, Jan Enkler, Sylvia Schmidt, Steffen Eckhard, Stephan Grohs
    Pages 43-71
  4. Per-Olof Busch, Andrea Liese
    Pages 97-122
  5. Arthur Benz, Andreas Corcaci, Jan Wolfgang Doser
    Pages 151-178
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-210

About this book


This book applies established analytical concepts such as influence, authority, administrative styles, autonomy, budgeting and multilevel administration to the study of international bureaucracies and their political environment. It reflects on the commonalities and differences between national and international administrations and carefully constructs the impact of international administrative tools on policy making. The book shows how the study of international bureaucracies can fertilize interdisciplinary discourse, in particular between International Relations, Comparative Government and Public Administration. The book makes a forceful argument for Public Administration to take on the challenge of internationalization.

Michael W. Bauer is Jean Monnet Professor and holds the chair of Comparative Public Administration and Policy Analysis at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer.

Christoph Knill holds the chair of Empirical Theories of Politics at the University of Munich (LMU), Germany, and is the speaker of the research unit ‘International Public Administration’.

Steffen Eckhard is Senior Researcher at the University of Munich (LMU), Germany, and a non-resident research fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin (GPPi), Germany.


Administration Management Budgeting Multi-level governance Policy analysis EU institutions

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael W. Bauer
    • 1
  • Christoph Knill
    • 2
  • Steffen Eckhard
    • 3
  1. 1.German University of Administrative SciencesSpeyerGermany
  2. 2.Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany

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