Through a comprehensive engagement with both historical and contemporary critiques of bureaucracy and a careful examination of the policies of organizational change within the public services today, du Gay develops a major reappraisal of the so-called `traditional' ethic of office. In doing so he highlights the ways in which many of the key features of bureaucratic conduct that came into existence a century ago still remain essential to the provision of responsible democratic government.
|'Modernity', Identity, Ethics|
|Contemporary Managerial Discourse and Charismatic Authority|
|Some Ethico-Political Consequences of 'Re-Inventing Government'|
|'Bureaucrats' and 'Politicians'|
|The Ethos of Office and State Interest|