Civil Servants and Politics

A Delicate Balance

  • Christine Neuhold
  • Sophie Vanhoonacker
  • Luc Verhey

Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Civil Servants and Politics: Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christine Neuhold, Sophie Vanhoonacker
      Pages 3-11
  3. Politicisation of Civil Servants between Neutrality and Political Activism? Country Studies

  4. Supranational Bureaucracies and Consequences for Administrative Players

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Sophie Vanhoonacker, Christine Neuhold, Luc Verhey
      Pages 229-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-246

About this book


This comparative study focuses on the changing relations between civil servants and politicians in the European Union in the last two decades. As well as national case studies this book also looks into politico-administrative relations in supranational institutions such as the European Commission and the European Parliament.


European Commission European Parliament European Union European Union (EU) Institution parliament

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine Neuhold
    • 1
  • Sophie Vanhoonacker
    • 1
  • Luc Verhey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceMaastricht UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leiden Law SchoolLeiden UniversityThe Netherlands

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