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The role of the civil service council in reforming the Lebanese bureaucracy

Show simple item record Shahda, Elias Aziz 2022-01-24T12:50:57Z 2022-01-24T12:50:57Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation Shahda, E. A. (2005). The role of the civil service council in reforming the Lebanese bureaucracy (Master's thesis, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon). Retrieved from
dc.description M.A.--Faculty of Political Science Public Administration and Diplomacy, Notre Dame University, Louaize, 2005; "A research project submitted to the Faculty of Political Science, Public Administration and Diplomacy, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Public Administration "; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 94-96).
dc.description.abstract Like other developed countries, the Lebanese bureaucracy is severely criticized not only by developed countries but also by the Lebanese citizens. Most if not all the Lebanese bureaucrats are not serving the public in the correct and proper way. This state of affairs created a big gap between the citizens on one side and the bureaucrats on the other. The citizens complain about the bureaucrats as being lazy, corrupt, ignorant, and unwilling to serve the public. Throughout the independence period several attempts were made to reform the Lebanese bureaucracy and adapt it to the changing conditions in the country. Naturally these attempts differed in terms of their scope, objectives, and impact on the administration. Out of many administrative reforms, the most serious one occurred during the Presidency of Fouad Chehab. During that period President Chehab launched his ambitious administrative reform program which was the most serious and comprehensive attempt of its kind in the history of independent Lebanon. One of the main characteristics of the Chehabi reform program was the establishment of a central Civil Service Council which was entrusted with the main responsibility for all human resource matters throughout the Lebanese administration. During the Presidency of Fouad Chehab and Charles Helou, the Civil Service Council played an important role in upgrading the performance level of the bureaucrats. Later on, this same institution was considered as a real threat to traditional politicians who started fighting it through different means. The Council faced different kinds of problems and obstacles such as internal interference, external pressures, lack of political support etc ... All these problems and obstacles played a major role in weakening the Council's role, in upgrading the human resource level and be a vital instrument in administrative reform. en_US
dc.format.extent ii, 96 leaves
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Notre Dame University-Louaize en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
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dc.subject.lcsh Bureaucracy--Lebanon
dc.subject.lcsh Civil service--Lebanon
dc.subject.lcsh Lebanon--Politics and government
dc.title The role of the civil service council in reforming the Lebanese bureaucracy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.license This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License. (CC BY-NC 3.0 US)
dc.contributor.supervisor Kayrouz, Akl, Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.department Notre Dame University-Louaize. Department of Public Administration en_US

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