Five challenges for public administrations in Europe

Ongaro, Edoardo (2015) Five challenges for public administrations in Europe. Administration, 63 (3). pp. 67-77. ISSN 2449-9471

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Abstract

This article examines five ‘challenges’ facing most administrative systems across Europe. The first challenge stems from the increasingly asymmetric nature of European multilevel governance; the second challenge arises from the missed opportunity of reforming in the absence of a dominant administrative paradigm; the third challenge lies in rescuing and transforming the welfare state; the fourth challenge is concerned with making the most of the knowledge generated in the field of strategic management for strategically managing public services; the fifth challenge lies in staff (de)motivation. These challenges are pitched at very different levels: some are related to issues of public governance, some to issues of scholarly and practitioners’ collective understandings of public administration in Europe, and some to trends in the global economy, and notably the financial, economic and fiscal ‘crises’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public administration; Europe; challenges; fiscal crisis; administrative reform
Subjects: L200 Politics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Edoardo Ongaro
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 14:59
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 17:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27995

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