Book News: November 5th, 2001

By R.A.W. Rhodes and Patrick WellerThe authors look at the roles and workings of the heads of government departments in six nations: departmental secretaries in Australia, departments chefs in Denmark, directeurs d’administration in France, secretaris-generaal in The Netherlands, chief executives in New Zealand, and permanent secretaries in the UK. They also explore their “infinite variety” by showing how inherited government traditions shape the response to reform.

Published by Blackwell. Price: 65 pounds. Hardback(288pp) ISBN:0-335-20302-7