By Edoardo Ongaro
`Ongaro has made a big contribution to figuring out the political and adminstrative structures of Southern Europe. The paintings is going past that, despite the fact that, by means of supplying a very good instance of comparative research regularly. This booklet can be learn via all scholars of comparative administration.' - B. man Peters, college of Pittsburgh, US and town college of Hong Kong
`This is a vital booklet for numerous purposes. Public area reform debates and regulations were seriously - possibly too seriously - motivated by means of Anglo-Saxon versions, and literature on reforms within the Latin a part of Europe has, beforehand, purely been to be had in a fragmented approach. in spite of the fact that, this distinct new publication deals a coherent imaginative and prescient throughout Southern Europe. It refers to big elements of our background and the way those nonetheless impact present occasions. It additionally exhibits that tradition does make a distinction, and that contingencies are vital. eu public zone reform is as assorted because the diversity of its administrative histories, and this ebook is accordingly an important in our knowing of the long run with regards to the past.' - Geert Bouckaert, Public administration Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and eu crew for Public management
`This systematic, thorough and insightful publication bargains one of many very infrequent comparative reports of public administration reform in Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and Spain. a distinct and Most worthy study.' - Walter Kickert, Erasmus college Rotterdam, the Netherlands
`Scholars of public administration reform were at it for a few years yet there has been continually a spot - little used to be particularly identified approximately southern Europe, these nations that come from the Napoleonic culture. Now, Professor Edoardo Ongaro of Bocconi collage has crammed that hole, and we'll all cash in on his diligent and insightful work.' - Jeffrey D. Straussman, Nelson A. Rockefeller university of Public Affairs and coverage, college at Albany, US
`Theoretically eclectic and empirically wealthy, it is a much-needed quantity at the darkish part of the moon, that's, public administration reform open air the Anglo-Saxon global. Edoardo Ongaro sheds mild on Italy and 4 different Napoleonic platforms by means of generating a far-reaching comparative research that still captures the results of Europeanization and multi-level governance on public administration reforms. formidable but finally available, this e-book is a must-read should you are looking to clarify and comprehend the trajectories of reform of their old context.' - Claudio Radaelli, college of Exeter, united kingdom
`The reader will locate in Professor Ongaro's publication a transparent and thorough dialogue of the general public region reform approach either in Italy and southern ecu nations dependent upon a scientific comparative framework. this can be a very worthy and unique paintings that any pupil in comparative politics or public management will hugely appreciate.' - Luc Rouban, CNRS, Centre de Recherches Politiques de technological know-how Po (CEVIPOF), Paris, France
`This scholarly quantity makes an enticing and distinct contribution to the worldwide public administration reform debate via supplying an research of reform trajectories in a huge yet particularly ignored workforce of Southern eu countries.' - Ewan Ferlie, King's collage London, united kingdom
Since the Eighties, a wave of reforms of public administration has swept the realm. The research into the consequences of such significant changes has, even though, been unbalanced: vital international locations have got basically restricted recognition. This well timed ebook fills the space via investigating the dynamics of up to date public administration reform in 5 eu international locations that gave form to the Napoleonic administrative culture - France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain.
Edoardo Ongaro offers an in-depth research of the reform of public administration in those international locations, revisiting significant themes of theoretical curiosity within the examine of public management. He addresses key matters in regards to the impression of the previous at the transformation of the general public quarter, and the path of reforms. The paintings appears to be like either backward, to the legacy of the Napoleonic administrative culture and how it affected the trails of reform, and ahead, exploring no matter if and to what quantity the interesting suggestion of the Neo-Weberian kingdom is an alternative choice to international paradigms akin to New Public administration and New Public Governance.
This particular publication will turn out a desirable learn for students within the fields of public management, public administration, govt and political technology. Policy-makers - and their advisors - engaged in reform of the general public zone also will locate this e-book to be of serious curiosity.