Governance and Public Management

Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis

National Trajectories and International Comparisons

Editors: Kuhlmann, Sabine, Bouckaert, Geert (Eds.)

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This book compares the trajectories and effects of local public sector reform in Europe and fills a research gap that has existed so far in comparative public administration and local government studies. Based on the results of COST research entitled, ‘Local Public Sector Reforms: an International Comparison’, this volume takes a European-scale approach, examining local government in 28 countries. Local government has been the most seriously affected by the continuously expanding global financial crisis and austerity policies in some countries, and is experiencing a period of increased reform activity as a result. This book considers both those local governments which have adopted or moved away from New Public Management (NPM) modernization to ‘something different’ (what some commentators have labelled ‘post-NPM’), as well as those which have implemented ‘other-than-NPM measures’, such as territorial reforms and democratic innovations. 

About the authors

Sabine Kuhlmann is Full Professor of Political Science, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Since 2011, she has been a member of the National Regulatory Control Council of the German Federal Government and, since 2012, Vice-President of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) and Chair of the COST-Action LocRef. 

Geert Bouckaert is Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the former Director of the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute, Belgium. He is Coordinator of the Policy Research Centre - Governmental Organization - Decisive Governance and President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS).

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: Comparing Local Public Sector Reforms: Institutional Policies in Context

    Bouckaert, Geert (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

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  • A Comparative Analysis of Amalgamation Reforms in Selected European Countries

    Steiner, Reto (et al.)

    Pages 23-42

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  • Explaining Trajectories of Municipal Amalgamations: A Case Comparison of the Netherlands and Flanders

    Broekema, Wout (et al.)

    Pages 43-58

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  • What Causes Municipal Amalgamation Reform? Rational Explanations Meet Western European Experiences, 2004–13

    Askim, Jostein (et al.)

    Pages 59-79

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  • Does Inter-Municipal Cooperation Lead to Territorial Consolidation? A Comparative Analysis of Selected European Cases in Times of Crisis

    Franzke, Jochen (et al.)

    Pages 81-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis
Book Subtitle
National Trajectories and International Comparisons
Editors
  • Sabine Kuhlmann
  • Geert Bouckaert
Series Title
Governance and Public Management
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52548-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52548-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52547-5
Series ISSN
2524-728X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 366
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Topics