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Rewards at the Top
A Comparative Study of High Public Office

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Volume: 33

February 1994 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This volume examines how those at the top in public life are rewarded. Contributors look at contemporary experience in Europe and the United States and examine: How much public officials are paid in different countries; who decides their reward and how they decide; how reward structures interact with career patterns; and how variations are to be explained.

Rewards at the Top provides a thorough and comprehensive analysis of this important topic and makes fascinating reading.

 
PART ONE: THE RHPO PROBLEM
Christopher Hood and B Guy Peters
Understanding RHPOs
Christopher Hood and Sonia Lambert with associate authors
Mountain Tops or Iceberg Tips?
Some Comparative Data on RHPOs

 
 
PART TWO: LOOKING AFTER NUMBER ONE?
Christopher Hood
The UK
J[sl]orgen Gr[sl]onnegaard Christensen
Denmark
Institutional Constraint and the Advancement of Individual Self-Interest in HPO

 
 
PART THREE: TRANSPARENCY AND THE CUMUL DES MANDATES
Luc Rouban
France
Political Argument and Institutional Change

 
Marleen Brans
Belguim
Public Office and Private Rewards

 
 
PART FOUR:GOING AGAINST THE CULTURAL GRAIN
Maivor Sj[um]olund
Sweden
Per Laegreid
Norway PART FIVE
SIMILAR INSTITUTIONS, VARYING OUTCOMES

 
Desmond King and B Guy Peters
The United States
Hans-Ulrich Derlien
Germany
The Structure and Dynamics of the Reward System for Bureaucratic and Political Elites

 
Ulrich Kl[um]oti
Switzerland
Serving the State and Maximizing Income

 
 
PART SIX: BEYOND THE NATIONAL LEVEL
Edward C Page and Linda Wouters
Paying the Top People In Europe
 
PART SEVEN: RHPO IN PERSPECTIVE
B Guy Peters and Christopher Hood
Conclusion
What Have We Learned?

 

`Excellent reading for anyone with an interest in the structuring of high public office' - International Review of Administrative Sciences

`This book is the outcome of ECPR collaboration and in many ways reflects the best in comparative research - a little-studied subject studied from a number of national and cultural perspectives with interesting academic and political outcomes' - Crime, Law and Social Change

`The authors strike an engaging and debated vein with their new publication. This 13-chapter anthology deals with how the layers of public life are rewarded. The most advantageous approach for a study of this kind is a comparative study, and the authors have made an effort, both in depth and width, to create a volume which goes beyond the mere essays.... this publication has all the prerequisites for briskly attracting a broad readership and will add firepower to the debate about how much is (too) much' - Political Studies

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ISBN: 9780803977426
£123.00