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International civil servant management: A personnel-influenced research agenda

Moloney, K.ORCID: 0000-0002-2024-3339 (2019) International civil servant management: A personnel-influenced research agenda. In: Stone, D. and Moloney, K., (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 670-690.

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The intersection of public personnel management, the international civil service, and international civil servants of international organizations (IOs) is a relatively new area of inquiry shaped by two literatures. The first is an established public personnel management literature largely focused on democratic and developed countries. The second is a nascent and often non-comparative international civil service literature focused on the United Nations and, more recently, the European Union and the World Bank. Research is dominated by the politics of personnel management (recruitment/representation, secondment, labour contracts) and less on other typical personnel management concerns. Insufficient attention to an IO's human resources limits a fuller understanding of its representation, legitimacy, and accountability concerns.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Global Studies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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