Observations on the state of comparative administration research in Europe : more comparable than comparative

Faculty/Professorship: Public Administration  
Author(s): Derlien, Hans-Ulrich
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 279 - 311
Source/Other editions: Governance, 5 (1992), S. 279 - 311. - ISSN: 1468-0491
Year of first publication: 1992
Language(s): English
Remark: Retrodigitalisat
DOI: 10.20378/irb-56403
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-564034
This article tries to review public administration research undertaken in Europe since about 1980. As there is little comparative research, an attempt is made to systematize comparable research along three dimensions: organization structures (macro and micro), meta-policymaking as it refers to budgeting and planning procedures, and research about personnel and personnel policy. It is obseroed that neo-conseroative reform policies in the Anglo-American countries have had a noticeable impact on the orientation of academic research. Subsequently, these policies not only affected macro-structures by privatization and decentralization measures, but also gave meta-policymaking a characteristic turn, quite as it tried to induce a more managerialist role understanding in the civil seroice. It is argued in favor of more basic research and the institutionalization of administrative monitoring on the national level as well as stronger cooperation on the international level to advance comparative research beyond secondary analysis of the incidentally comparable.
GND Keywords: Europa; Verwaltungswissenschaft; Geschichte 1980-1991
Keywords: -
DDC Classification: 320 Political Science  
RVK Classification: MF 7100   
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/56403
Release Date: 21. November 2022

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