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The Culture of the Civil Service

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Abstract

The Japanese seem to agree that politics are the link between the will of the people and the objectives and designs of public programs. But there also appears to be a greater acceptance than in the United States that the administration of public programs is very important and that there should be a strong and effective career civil service to carry out that work. In other words, the Japanese are less inclined to believe that good public programs stop at the point of political decision-making, or that politicians are the best people to manage public services.

Keywords

National Government Public Employee Liberal Democratic Party Internal Entrepreneurship Local Public Service 
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© Charles F. Bingman 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Government and Business AdministrationThe George Washington UniversityUSA

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