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The Modernization of the Public Sector in an International Comparative Perspective

  • Here, it will be argued that administrative modernization in the sense of the NPM is a global process but local in implementation. This amounts to the hypothesis that administrative modernization is 'culture and institution bound'. Tue institutional contingency approach taken in this study reflects the need to examine the nature of the multiple environmental conditions that structure how public organizations implement 'administrative modernization '. An environmental contingency model of administrative modernization strategies allows to reason on the NPM from "outside to inside" (Koiman and van Vliet, 1993:59) and to link two rather isolated concepts to each other: the governance concept with an interactive perspective on governing and the NPM concept with an orientation on the internal functioning of public organzations.

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Author:Elke Löffler
Subtitle (English):Concepts and Methods of Awarding and Assessing Quality in the Public Sector in OECD Countries
Series (Serial Number):Speyerer Forschungsberichte (FÖV) (151)
Publisher:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Place of publication:Speyer
Document Type:Book
Year of Completion:1995
Date of first Publication:1995/11/01
Publishing Institution:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Release Date:2016/06/16
Out of Print?:Nein
Edition:2., unveränderte Aufl. Mai 1996
Documents ordered by discipline (DDC classification):300 Sozialwissenschaften / 330 Wirtschaft
Documents of the German Research Institute for Public Administration (FÖV):Sonstige Schriften
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt