Leadership and Culture

Comparative Models of Top Civil Servant Training

  • Montgomery Van Wart
  • Annie Hondeghem
  • Erwin Schwella
  • Paul Suino

Part of the Governance and Public Management Series book series (GPM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Understanding the Role and Context of Senior Civil Servant Training

  3. Training Senior Civil Servants in Anglo-American Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. John Halligan
      Pages 25-40
    3. Sylvia Horton, Montgomery Van Wart
      Pages 41-55
    4. Heather Getha-Taylor
      Pages 56-70
  4. Training Senior Civil Servants in Eastern European Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Külli Sarapuu, Merilin Metsma, Tiina Randma-Liiv, Annika Uudelepp
      Pages 73-88
    3. Márk Gál, Márton Gellén
      Pages 89-102
    4. Cristina Hinţea, Tudor Ţiclău
      Pages 103-118
  5. Training Senior Civil Servants in Germanic and Northern European Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Isabell Egger-Peitler, Monika Knassmüller, Renate Meyer
      Pages 121-136
    3. Annie Hondeghem, Christian de Visscher, Maxime Petit Jean, Silke Ruebens
      Pages 137-152
    4. Bente Bjørnholt, Morten Balle Hansen
      Pages 153-166
    5. Turo Virtanen
      Pages 167-182
    6. Werner Jann, Sylvia Veit
      Pages 183-198
    7. Trui Steen, Caspar van den Berg, Peter Leisink
      Pages 199-215
    8. Adrian Ritz, Leonie Schuessler
      Pages 216-232
  6. Training Senior Civil Servants in Latin European Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Alexandra Couston, Joyce Liddle, Robert Fouchet
      Pages 235-251
    3. Denita Cepiku, Alessandro Hinna, Sandro Mameli
      Pages 252-268
  7. Training Senior Civil Servants in Other Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Pablo Sanabria, Claudia N. Avellaneda
      Pages 271-287
    3. Erwin Schwella, Yrika Maritz, Michael Conteh, Elsie Nghikembua
      Pages 288-303
    4. Peter E. Franks
      Pages 304-320
    5. Sangmook Kim
      Pages 321-336
  8. Conclusion: Understanding the Reasons for the Differences in Importance, Quantity, and Quality of SCS Training

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 349-357

About this book


This collection examines the leadership training of public administration in 19 countries and provides information on where, what, and how the training occurs as well as the up-to-date cultural, political, economic background for each. Factors affecting perceived importance, quality and robustness of top civil servant training are examined.


Affect Civil Servant culture Europe Germany information Italy public administration quality state

Editors and affiliations

  • Montgomery Van Wart
    • 1
  • Annie Hondeghem
    • 2
  • Erwin Schwella
    • 3
  • Paul Suino
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationCalifornia State University San BernardinoUSA
  2. 2.Public Governance InstituteKU LeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.School of Public LeadershipStellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa
  4. 4.USA

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