Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century by Frits M. Van der Meer, J. Raadschelders, T. Toonen

By Frits M. Van der Meer, J. Raadschelders, T. Toonen

This revised and accelerated version of a benchmark assortment compares how civil prone world wide have tailored to deal with dealing with public providers within the twenty first century. the amount presents insights into multi-level governance, juridification and problems with potency and responsiveness in addition to exploring the effect of monetary austerity.

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Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century

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Large budgetary deficits, social-economic tensions accompanied by politicalideological resentment against big government, and bureaucratic interference led to calls for smaller (more effective and efficient) government. This stimulated a fundamental reappraisal of the place and role of the public sector within society and consequently to a reappraisal of public personnel management (Van der Meer, 2011; Peters and Pierre, 2001, 2004). The preferred solution to remedy these bureaucratic rigidities was to introduce more flexible labor relationships.

2000) European Public Administration Principles. SIGMA Papers 27 (Paris: OECD). Dimitrova, A. (2002) ‘Enlargement, Institution-Building and the EU’s Administrative Capacity Criteria,’ West European Politics, 25(4), 171–190. Emrich-Bakenova, S. (2009) ‘Trajectory of Civil Service Development in Kazakhstan: Nexus of Politics and Administration,’ Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 22(4), 717–745. Fournier, J. ) Preparing Public Administrations for the European Administrative Space.

Both instruments were originally designed for a specific purpose (measuring readiness of candidate states in the case of the baseline assessment system and improving EU policy implementation capacity in the case of the CAF). The design and use of assessment instruments had some interesting side-effects, including a broad discussion about ‘European values’ in PA. G. Verheijen and Aleksandra Rabrenovic EU in administrative capacity was ‘real,’ as a large number of states quickly moved to dismantle civil service system architectures that they had established as a ‘condition’ for membership (and in some cases, like the Czech Republic, had not even become effective at the time of accession).

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