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Civil Servants and Globalization

Integrating MENA Countries in a Globalized Economy

By Tony Verheijen, Katarina Staronova, Ibrahim Elghandour and Anne-Lucie Lefebvre

Published

Jun 24, 2022

Page count

144 pages

Series

Transnational Administration and Global Policy

ISBN

978-1529215748

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jun 24, 2022

Page count

144 pages

Series

Transnational Administration and Global Policy

ISBN

978-1529215755

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Civil Servants and Globalization

This volume analyses the impact of globalization on civil service systems across the Middle East and North Africa.

A collaboration between practitioners and academic public policy experts, it presents an analytical model to assess how globalization influences civil servants, illustrated by case studies of countries where there have been increased engagement with international actors. It demonstrates how this increased interaction has altered the position of civil servants and traces the shifting patterns of power and accountability between civil servants, politicians and other actors.

It is an original and important addition to the debate about globalization’s role in transnational public administration and governance.

“There has been far too little attention paid to the civil service in the MENA countries, and this volume provides an interesting and important perspective on the changing nature of public administration in this region. It is necessary reading for anyone seeking to understand governance there.” B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh

Tony Verheijen is Operations Manager for Afghanistan, South Asia Region at The World Bank. Previously, he was Country Manager for Tunisia, Middle East and North Africa at The World Bank.

Katarina Staronova is Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Policy at Comenius University Bratislava.

Ibrahim Elghandour is Public Sector Specialist at The World Bank, currently based in Madagascar.

Anne-Lucie Lefebvre is Resident Representative of the World Bank in Guinea-Bissau. Previously, she was Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank.

Part 1: Analytical Framework and Regional Context

1. Globalization and the Changing Role of Civil Servants: Towards an Analytical Framework

2. Chapter 2: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Globalization

Part 2: Civil Servants’ Response to Globalization

3. Drilling down on Globalization: Performance Indicators and Rankings as Features of Multi-Level Governance

4. Deepening Engagement with International Development Institutions: Impact on Civil Servants

5. Trickling Down: Impact of the Global Movement on Open Government

Part 3: Conclusion: Growing Impact despite Resilient Filters

6. Globalization and Civil Servants: A Response Typology