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'
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.
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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About the Authors
2 The Survey: A Long-Distance Conversation about the Future of Public Administration in Europe
II Public Administration and Futures
2 Governing for the Future: Means, Ends and Disconnects
3 Scenarios as Thought Experiments for Governance
III Public Administration and Disciplines
2 Public Administration and Law
3 Seeing Public Bureaucracies Like a Sociologist : (A Plea Towards) Reconnecting Sociology and Public Administration
IV Public Administration and Cultures
2 The New Diversity : Increasing Ethnic Heterogeneity and its Consequences for Public Governance
3 In Search of a Better Understanding of Cultural Diversity in European Public Administration Research and Practice, with a Focus on Religion and Language
V Public Administration and Practices
2 Forms of Knowledge for the Practice of Public Administration
3 Do we Practise What we Preach when we Teach (and Research) Public Administration?
VI Public Administration and Country Perspectives
1 Public Administration in Estonia: A Search for Identity 317
2 Public Administration in France: The Shadow and Light of a Revival
3 Public Administration in Germany: Precarious Present, Promising Future?
4 Public Administration in Hungary : Emerging Dynamics in an Illiberal Democracy
5 Public Administration in Italy
6 Public Administration in the Netherlands: State of the Field
7 Public Administration Research in Norway : An Organisational and Institutional Approach to Political Organisations
8 Public Administration in Portugal
VII Lessons and next steps
Format: Edited volume - free ebook - PDF
Publication: January 20, 2020
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.