The role of politics and institutions in the Italian administrative reform trajectory

Ongaro, Edoardo (2011) The role of politics and institutions in the Italian administrative reform trajectory. Public Administration, 89 (3). pp. 738-755. ISSN 0033-3298

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This article applies broad conceptual categories of comparative politics to the explanation of administrative reforms in Italy. It takes as its argument some lines of influence on public sector reform of the features of the party system in Italy, the executive-legislative balance, the politician-bureaucrat relationship, and the role of administrative law. In the search for explanations for the trajectory of administrative reform, pre-existing political and institutional factors also have to be interpreted through the lens of negotiated change occurring via processes of conversion and layering involving new and old institutions that has taken place in Italy since the ‘political crisis' began in 1992.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online first 20 December 2010.
Subjects: L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 12:01
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:08

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