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The Napoleonic tradition

The Napoleonic tradition Purpose – This paper intends to provide a framework for understanding the concept of administrative tradition, and then applies it to Napoleonic administrative systems. Design/methodology/approach – The analysis involves the creation of a number of dimensions that can be used to analyze traditions, and the paper demonstrates the range of application of the dimensions. Findings – Provides findings from a number of studies of public administration. Originality/value – This framework is applied primarily to industrialized democracies in this paper but can be used across the full range of administrative systems, and is a significant augmentation of existing frameworks for comparative analysis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Sector Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0951-3558
DOI
10.1108/09513550810855627
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper intends to provide a framework for understanding the concept of administrative tradition, and then applies it to Napoleonic administrative systems. Design/methodology/approach – The analysis involves the creation of a number of dimensions that can be used to analyze traditions, and the paper demonstrates the range of application of the dimensions. Findings – Provides findings from a number of studies of public administration. Originality/value – This framework is applied primarily to industrialized democracies in this paper but can be used across the full range of administrative systems, and is a significant augmentation of existing frameworks for comparative analysis.

Journal

International Journal of Public Sector ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 29, 2008

Keywords: Public administration; Public sector organizations; Europe; Organizational structures

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