The Civil Service in the 21st Century

Comparative Perspectives

  • Jos C. N. Raadschelders
  • Theo A. J. Toonen
  • Frits M. Van der Meer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Civil Service Systems and the Challenges of the 21st Century

    1. Jos C. N. Raadschelders, Theo A. J. Toonen, Frits M. Van der Meer
      Pages 1-13
  3. Regional Development in Civil Service Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Frits M. Van der Meer, Trui Steen, Anchrit Wille
      Pages 34-49
    3. John Halligan
      Pages 50-64
    4. John P. Burns
      Pages 65-81
  4. Civil Service Systems and Multi-level Governance

  5. Civil Servants and Legality, Efficiency, and Responsiveness

  6. Beyond Civil Service Systems?

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Jos C. N. Raadschelders, Theo A. J. Toonen, Frits M. Van der Meer
      Pages 299-315
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 316-319

About this book


The role and position of the civil service as core actors in the public sector has been seriously questioned in recent years. This volume provides a comparative study of civil service systems in Asia, Western Europe and Africa. The cast of international contributors provide new insights.


Comparative analysis constitution governance Government HRM human resource management Institution management Policy service

Editors and affiliations

  • Jos C. N. Raadschelders
    • 1
  • Theo A. J. Toonen
    • 2
  • Frits M. Van der Meer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OklahomaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of LeidenNetherlands

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