National Civil Service Systems and the Implications of Multi-level Governance: Weberianism Revisited?

Van den Berg, C. F. & Toonen, T. A. J., 1-Jan-2007, The Civil Service in the 21st Century: Comparative Perspectives. Raadschelders, J. C. N., Toonen, T. A. J. & Van der Meer, F. M. (eds.). Palgrave MacMillan, p. 103-120 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Previous publications in this project demonstrated that state-level administrative systems were affected by intergovernmental interaction. It is important to stress that the notion of intergovernmentalism involves both the exchange between various national states and the exchange between territorial levels within the state. The increased importance of these two types of intergovernmental exchange raises two important questions. The first is whether the available tools for comparative analysis of civil service systems are still adequate. The second is whether the national state is still the most appropriate level of analysis for understanding the nature and dynamics of contemporary governance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Civil Service in the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationComparative Perspectives
EditorsJos C. N. Raadschelders, Theo A. J. Toonen, Frits M. Van der Meer
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-230-59308-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-54620-6
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jan-2007
Externally publishedYes

ID: 94405316