analytical essay

In practice, how far is the role of those public managers who work directly with elected
public officials one of providing advice on technical issues of feasibility, cost-effectiveness,
efficient design of policy, and how far is it one of supporting politicians in pursuing their
political aims?

this is an analytical essay

Suggestion: read Howlett 2002 and Dowding 1995 first, then follow up references
from those works, then carry out your own literature searches using the
search engine, JSTOR, EBSCOhost, Ingentaconnect, and even Google Scholar.)