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Being There; R.A.W.Rhodes, P.'t Hart & M.Noordegraaf PART I: OBSERVING AT HOME The Everyday Life of a Minister: A Confessional and Impressionist Tale; R.A.W.Rhodes Spies at the Crossroads: Observing Change in the Dutch Intelligence Service; P.'t Hart Men at Work: How Public Policy Managers Cope; M.Noordegraaf Governing Karlstad: An Insider's Story; P.O.Norell PART II: OBSERVING ABROAD Dutch Eurocrats at Work: Getting Things in Done in Europe; K.Geuijen, P.'t Hart & K.Yesilkagit The EU's Nomads: National Eurocrats in European Policy Making; R.Thedvall European Integration in Anthropological Perspective: Studying the 'Culture' of the EU Civil Service; C.Shore So What? The prospects and Pitfalls of Being There; R.A.W.Rhodes, P.'t Hart & M.Noordegraaf

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KARIN GEUIJEN Lecturer in Organizational Culture, Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands P. O. NORRELL Associate Professor of Public Administration, Karlstad University, Sweden CRIS SHORE Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Auckland, New Zealand RENITA THEDVALL Postdoctoral Researcher, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE), Stockholm University, Sweden KUTSAL YESILKAGIT Postdoctoral Researcher, Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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R.A.W RHODES is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. He is the author or editor of twenty-five books including recently; The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions (joint editor, 2006); and Governance Stories (with Mark Bevir, 2006). He is also editor of Public Administration; life Vice-President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, and a Fellow/Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in both Australia and Britain. PAUL 'T HART is Senior R


'This volume provides a distinctive and innovative insight into...important issues based on ethnographic approaches that political scientists typically eschew. The scholarship is uniformly high, as would be expected from such a distinguished cohort of contributors. I would have no hesitation in recommending this work to all scholars with an interest in the broad field.' - Michael Cole, University of Liverpool, Political Studies Review

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