Public Sector Reform and Accountability Dynamics

The changing welfare administration in Norway and Germany

Authored by: Bastian Jantz

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472470591
eBook ISBN: 9781315612713
Adobe ISBN: 9781317044208


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Public organizations have been subject to massive modernization efforts and sometimes to complete restructuring processes within the last decade. The type and character of the implemented reforms differ between countries, but have mainly been influenced by the ideas of New Public Management (NPM) and post-New Public Management (post-NPM). These reform measures have been added to existing forms of steering of the traditional Weberian bureaucracy. This is also true for accountability structures.

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