Sharpening the Sword of State
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National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry
Title: Sharpening the sword of state : building executive
capacities in the public services of
the Asia-Pacific / editors: Andrew
Podger, John Wanna.
ISBN: 9781760460723 (paperback) 9781760460730 (ebook)
Series: ANZSOG series.
Subjects: Public officers--Training of--Pacific Area.
Civil service--Pacific Area--Personnel management.
Public administration--Pacific Area.
Pacific Area--Officials and employees.
Pacific Area--Politics and government.
Podger, A. S. (Andrew Stuart), editor.
Wanna, John, editor.
Dewey Number: 352.669
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