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Public Management Reform and Modernization: Trajectories of Administrative Change in Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and Spain
     

Public Management Reform and Modernization: Trajectories of Administrative Change in Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and Spain

by Edoardo Ongaro
 

ISBN-10: 184720810X

ISBN-13: 9781847208101

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Since the 1980s, a wave of reforms of public management has swept the world. The investigation into the effects of such major transformations has, however, been unbalanced: important countries have received only limited attention. This timely book fills the gap by investigating the dynamics of contemporary public management reform in five European countries that

Overview

Since the 1980s, a wave of reforms of public management has swept the world. The investigation into the effects of such major transformations has, however, been unbalanced: important countries have received only limited attention. This timely book fills the gap by investigating the dynamics of contemporary public management reform in five European countries that gave shape to the Napoleonic administrative tradition – France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain.
Edoardo Ongaro presents an in-depth investigation of the reform of public management in these countries, revisiting major topics of theoretical interest in the study of public administration. He addresses key issues regarding the influence of the past on the transformation of the public sector, and the direction of reforms. The work looks both backward, to the legacy of the Napoleonic administrative tradition and the way it affected the paths of reform, and forward, exploring whether and to what extent the fascinating idea of the Neo-Weberian State is an alternative to global paradigms such as New Public Management and New Public Governance.
This unique book will prove a fascinating read for scholars in the fields of public administration, public management, government and political science. Policy-makers – and their advisors – engaged in reform of the public sector will also find this book to be of great interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847208101
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface by Christopher Pollitt Foreword by Elio Borgonovi 1. Introduction Part I: Public Management Reform in Italy 2. Reforming the Public Sector in a Politico-administrative Context in Motion 3. Financial Management, Audit and Performance Measurement, Personnel 4. Organizational Reforms 5. Explaining the Dynamics of Public Management Reform in Italy Part II: Comparative Analysis: Public Management Reform in Napoleonic States 6. Trajectories of Reform in France, Greece, Portugal, Spain: Comparison and Generalizations 7. Administrative Traditions and Models of Reform: Napoleonic Countries between Global Paradigms and the Neo-Weberian State References Index

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