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Sharpening the Sword of State

Published by ANU Press
The Australian National University
Acton ACT 2601, Australia
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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.

Other Creators/Contributors:

Podger, A. S. (Andrew Stuart), editor.

Wanna, John, editor.

Dewey Number: 352.669

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.

Cover design and layout by ANU Press. Cover photograph adapted from: ‘staples’ by jar [],

This edition © 2016 ANU Press

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