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Reforming the Public Sector

How to Achieve Better Transparency, Service, and Leadership

Many countries are still struggling to adapt to the broad and unexpected effects of modernization initiatives. As changes take shape, governments are challenged to explore new reforms. The public sector is now characterized by profound transformation across the globe, with ramifications that are yet to be interpreted. To convert this transformation into an ongoing state of improvement, policymakers and civil service leaders must learn to implement and evaluate change. This book is an important contribution to that end.

Reforming the Public Sector presents comparative perspectives of government reform and innovation, discussing three decades of reform in public sector strategic management across nations. The contributors examine specific reform-related issues including the uses and abuses of public sector transparency, the

This volume will greatly aid practitioners and policymakers to better understand the principles underpinning ongoing reforms in the public sector. Giovanni Tria, Giovanni Valotti, and their cohorts offer a scientific understanding of the main issues at stake in this arduous process. They place the approach to public administration reform in a broad international context and identify a road map for public management.

Contributors include: Michael Barzelay (London School of Economics and Political Science), Nicola Bellé (Bocconi University), Andrea Bonomi Savignon (University of Rome "Tor Vergata"), Geert Bouckaert (Public Management Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Luca Brusati (Udine University), Paola Cantarelli (SDA Bocconi School of Management), Denita Cepiku (University of Rome "Tor Vergata"), Francesco Cerase (Federico II University of Naples, Italy), Luigi Corvo (University of Rome "Tor Vergata"), Maria Cucciniello (SDA Bocconi School of Management), Isabell Egger-Peitler (Wirtschafts Universität Wien, Austria), Paolo Fedele (Udine University), Gerhard Hammerschmid (Hertie School of Governance, Germany), Mario Ianniello (Udine University), Elaine Ciulla Kamarck (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), Irvine Lapsley (University of Edinburgh Business School), Peter Leisink (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Mariannunziata Liguori (Belfast Queen's University), Renate Meyer (Wirtschafts Universität Wien, Austria), Greta Nasi (Bocconi University), James L. Perry (Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University), Christopher Pollitt (Public Management Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Adrian Ritz (University of Bern, Switzerland), Raffaella Saporito (SDA Bocconi School of Management), MariaFrancesca Sicilia (SDA Bocconi School of Management), Ileana Steccolini (SDA Bocconi School of Management), Bram Steijn (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Wouter Vandenabeele (Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University), and Montgomery Van Wart (College of Business and Public Administration, California State University-San Bernardino).