By Marleen Brans,B.Guy Peters

Anyone watching the new scandals within the uk couldn't fail to appreciate the political value of the rewards of excessive public place of work. The British event has been severe yet in no way specific, and plenty of international locations have skilled political over the pay and perquisites of public officers.

This publication addresses a huge part of public governance, and does so in longitudinal and comparative demeanour. The procedure permits the members to make a couple of key statements not just concerning the improvement of political structures but additionally concerning the transformations between these platforms. It offers a different and systematic research of either formal and casual rewards for operating in high-level positions within the public quarter, and seeks to figure out the affects of the alternatives of gift constructions.

Covering 14 nations and drawing on quite a lot of information assets, this paintings should be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of comparative public management, foreign politics and govt.

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