Edited by Andrew Massey
Chapter 12: Comparative public administration and administrative reforms
This chapter provides an overview of significant research issues in comparative public administration and suggests future research themes and topics. The focus of the chapter is on four areas of academic interest over the last few years and includes: the context of reform for the administrative systems and the conditions of reform; public sector reforms per se; reform of civil service systems and the politicization of the public sector; and multi-level governance including local government. The chapter suggests a series of areas for research including in sub-fields of public administration in order to ensure there is an advance in understanding these fields in ways that can have a real-world impact as well as developing theoretical models.
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