Rowman and Littlefield International
The European Public Servant

The European Public Servant

A Shared Administrative Identity?

Edited by Fritz Sager and Patrick Overeem

Publication Date: Mar 2015

Pages 326

Paperback 9781785522338
£30.00
Hardback 9781907301742
£65.00
European integration is under pressure. At the same time, the notion of a European administrative space is being explicitly voiced. But does a shared idea of the public servant exist in Europe? This volume shows how the public servant has been conceived throughout history, and asks whether such conceptions are converging towards a common European administrative identity. It combines conceptual and institutional history with political thought and empirical political science. Sager & Overeem's timely analysis constitutes an original effort to integrate history of ideas and cutting-edge survey research. It presents the subject's ideational foundations as well as its modern manifestation in European administrative space.

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