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Conclusion: A Kaleidoscope of Administrative Reforms in Europe


This chapter discusses the lessons that can be drawn from the findings presented in the book and outlines a future research agenda for European comparative public administration. The evidence on the salience of different reform paradigms in European central governments is summarised, along with the broad patterns of convergence and divergence in reform trends across Europe. Suggestions for more detailed analyses that can build on the research presented in the book are then made. The main lessons from the book are that: (a) between 2008 and 2013 most public management reforms were of a neo-Weberian/New Public Governance (NPG) type focused on transparency, collaboration and e-government; (b) important cross-country variations in the interpretation and implementation of public management reforms still persist; and, (c) future research should focus more closely on the influence of administrative and political cultures on the causes and consequences of management reforms.
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Rhys Andrews, Gerhard Hammerschmid, Steven van de Walle. Conclusion: A Kaleidoscope of Administrative Reforms in Europe. Philippe Bezes; Rhys Andrews; Philippe Bezes; Gerhard Hammerschmid; Steven Van De Walle. Public Administration Reforms in Europe The View from the Top, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.273 - 280, 2016, 9781783475391. ⟨hal-02287257⟩


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