What Lies Beneath: The Political Roots of State Merit Systems

Ruhil, Anirudh V.S.; Camões, Pedro J.
January 2003
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jan2003, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
Discusses the history of the rise and diffusion of the merit principle in American government. Reasons behind differences in the periods when states adopted the merit principle; State-specific demographic, economic, structural and political factors that affect the adoption of the merit principle; Implications on public administration.


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