Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3119: The Modern Civil Service: Working in Government

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Stanley, M. (2000). How to be a civil servant. Metheun Publishing. Second Ed.

Massey, A. Eds. (2011). International handbook on civil service systems. Edward Elgar Publishing. First Ed.


Supplementary reading (illustrative):

Agere, S. (2000). Promoting good governance: principles, practices, perspectives. Commonwealth secretariat. London. First Ed.

Eckersley, R. (2004). The Green State: rethinking democracy and sovereignty. MIT Press: New York. First Ed.

Fukuyama, F. (2014). The origins of the political order. Profile books. New York. First Ed.

Fukuyama, F. (2014). Political order and political decay. Profile Books. New York. First Ed.

Josserand, E., Teo, S., Clegg, S. (2006). ‘From bureaucratic to post?bureaucratic: the difficulties of transition’. Journal of organisational change management: 19 (1)

Lipsky, M. (2015). ‘Street level bureaucracy: the dilemmas of the individual in public service’. SAGE, Fifth Ed.