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Meta-reviews of the implementation literature have constantly bemoaned a lack of theory in this area. This is partially a function of the policy sciences having inherited a tradition of descriptive work in public administration, a historical phenomenon exacerbated by the more recent addition to...
Previous studies of policy reforms that were undertaken during the recent global financial crisis mostly focused on fiscal consolidation, with much less attention paid to other structural reforms. Although the impact of such external shocks as crisis or change of government on systemic change is...
The article explores why apolitical public sector managers decide to or are forced to leave the civil service in the example of the Estonian Senior Civil Service. The article shows that the concept of public service bargain can help to understand and systematise the causes of leaving the Senior...
Governments in Europe have emphasized the development of more autonomous public universities over the last couple of decades. Often, the aim of these reform policies has been to stimulate to a more competitive and agile higher education sector, where increased formal autonomy is perceived as a...
While previous research has explored how performance data can influence organizations and considered the factors that shape public managers' use of performance data, we know less about the way in which individual bureaucrats respond to performance information. Considerable research illustrates...
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