European Perspectives for Public Administration

The Way Forward

Edited by Geert Bouckaert and Werner Jann

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"It is necessary for the academic field of Public Administration to re-invent itself.", Geert Bouckaert, editor 'European Perspectives for Public Administration'

Strategies and priorities for the public sector in Europe
The public sector in our society has over the past two decades undergone substantial changes, as has the academic field studying Public Administration (PA). In the next twenty years major shifts are further expected to occur in the way futures are anticipated and different cultures are integrated. Practice will be handled in a relevant way, and more disciplines will be engaging in the field of Public Administration.

The prominent scholars contributing to this book put forward research strategies and focus on priorities in the field of Public Administration. The volume will also give guidance on how to redesign teaching programmes in the field. This book will provide useful insights to compare and contrast European PA with PA in Europe, and with developments in other parts of the world.

Contributors: Geert Bouckaert (KU Leuven), Werner Jann (University of Potsdam), Jana Bertels (University of Potsdam), Paul Joyce (University of Birmingham), Meelis Kitsing (Estonian Business School, Tallinn), Thurid Hustedt (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin), Tiina Randma-Liiv (Tallinn University of Technology), Martin Burgi (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich), Philippe Bezès (Science Po Paris; CNRS), Salvador Parrado (Spanish Distance Learning University (UNED), Madrid), Mark Bovens (Utrecht University; WRR), Roel Jennissen (WRR), Godfried Engbersen (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Meike Bokhorst (WRR), Bogdana Neamtu (Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca), Christopher Pollitt (KU Leuven), Edoardo Ongaro (Open University UK, Milton Keynes), Raffaella Saporito (Bocconi University, Milan), Per Laegreid (University of Bergen), Philip Marcel Karré (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Thomas Schillemans (Utrecht University), Martijn Van de Steen (Nederlandse School voor Openbaar Bestuur), Zeger van de Wal (National University of Singapore), Michael Bauer (University of Speyer), Stefan Becker (University of Speyer), Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans (Université de Toulouse), Filipe Teles (University of Aveiro), Denita Cepiku (Tor Vergata University of Rome), Marco Meneguzzo (Tor Vergata University of Rome), Külli Sarapuu (Tallinn University of Technology), Leno Saarniit (Tallinn University of Technology), Gyorgy Hajnal (Corvinus University of Budapest; Centre for Social Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences).

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Preface to the EPPA I Book 

Acknowledgments 

About the Authors 

I Introduction
1 The EPPA Project
Geert Bouckaert and Werner Jann

2 The Survey: A Long-Distance Conversation about the Future of Public Administration in Europe
Jana Bertels, Geert Bouckaert, Werner Jann

II Public Administration and Futures
1 From Public Administration in Utopia to Utopia in Public Administration
Geert Bouckaert

2 Governing for the Future: Means, Ends and Disconnects 
Paul Joyce

3 Scenarios as Thought Experiments for Governance
Meelis Kitsing

III Public Administration and Disciplines
1 Public Administration and Disciplines 
Thurid Hustedt, Tiina Randma-Liiv and Riin Savi

2 Public Administration and Law 
Martin Burgi

3 Seeing Public Bureaucracies Like a Sociologist : (A Plea Towards) Reconnecting Sociology and Public Administration
Philippe Bezes

IV Public Administration and Cultures
1 Challenges in the Face of Diversities : Public Administration in Spain as an Example 
Salvador Parrado

2 The New Diversity : Increasing Ethnic Heterogeneity and its Consequences for Public Governance
Mark Bovens, Roel Jennissen, Godfried Engbersen and Meike Bokhorst

3 In Search of a Better Understanding of Cultural Diversity in European Public Administration Research and Practice, with a Focus on Religion and Language
Bogdana Neamtu

V Public Administration and Practices
1 Shadowland : The Poorly-Mapped, Underdiscussed Yet Vital Interface Between Public Administration Research and Practice 
Christopher Pollitt

2 Forms of Knowledge for the Practice of Public Administration 
Edoardo Ongaro

3 Do we Practise What we Preach when we Teach (and Research) Public Administration? 
Raffaella Saporito

VI Public Administration and Country Perspectives

1 Public Administration in Estonia: A Search for Identity 317
Külli Sarapuu and Leno Saarniit

2 Public Administration in France: The Shadow and Light of a Revival
Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans

3 Public Administration in Germany: Precarious Present, Promising Future? 
Stefan Becker and Michael W. Bauer

4 Public Administration in Hungary : Emerging Dynamics in an Illiberal Democracy 
György Hajnal

5 Public Administration in Italy 
Denita Cepiku, Marco Meneguzzo

6 Public Administration in the Netherlands: State of the Field
Philip Marcel Karré , Martijn van der Steen, Zeger van der Wal, and Thomas Schillemans

7 Public Administration Research in Norway : An Organisational and Institutional Approach to Political Organisations
Per Lægreid

8 Public Administration in Portugal
Filipe Teles

VII Lessons and next steps
Lessons and Next Steps 
Geert Bouckaert and Werner Jann

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 234 × 156 × 24 mm

468 pages

ISBN: 9789462702035

Publication: January 20, 2020

Languages: English

Stock item number: 130620

Geert Bouckaert is professor at the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute, and former president of the European Group for Public Administration, and of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences.
Werner Jann is professor emeritus of Political Science, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam and former President of the European Group for Public Administration.