B. Guy Peters' comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised and updated fifth edition. Written by a leading authority in the field it offers an extensive, well-documented, comparative analysis stressing the effects of politics and organized interests on bureaucracy. It continues to provide students of public administration with an excellent insight into bureaucracies of nations around the world. New to the fifth edition: a chapter on administrative reform more material on administration in developing countries more coverage of the European Union countries and more discussion of international bureaucracies extensive revision and updating to take into account the wealth of new literature that has emerged in recent yearsPeters, Guy is the author of 'Politics of Bureaucracy Ed6', published 2009 under ISBN 9780415342100 and ISBN 0415342104.