European Perspectives for Public Administration

The Way Forward

Edited by Geert Bouckaert and Werner Jann

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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 give clear guidance on how to redesign teaching programmes in the field and, especially for a North American readership, will provide useful insights to compare and contrast European PA 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), 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), Benoit Cathala (Centre national de la fonction publique territoriale), 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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1. Introduction

2. Public Administration and Futures

3. Public Administration and Disciplines

4. Public Administration and Cultures

5. Public Administration and Practices

6. Country chapters: Public Administration Perspectives
 6.1. Estonia
 6.2. France
 6.3. Germany
 6.4. Hungary
 6.5. Italy
 6.6. Netherlands
 6.7. Norway
 6.8. Portugal
 6.9. Spain

7. What’s Next?

Format: Edited volume - free ebook - ePUB

480 pages

ISBN: 9789461663085

Publication: January 31, 2020

Languages: English

Geert Bouckaert is chair of the KU Leuven Contemporary Art Commission and full professor of public governance.

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.