By Sabine Kuhlmann, Geert Bouckaert
This publication compares the trajectories and results of neighborhood public area reform in Europe and fills a examine hole that has existed up to now in comparative public management and native executive stories. in keeping with the result of rate examine entitled, ‘Local Public zone Reforms: a world Comparison’, this quantity takes a European-scale strategy, analyzing neighborhood govt in 28 nations. neighborhood govt has been the main heavily laid low with the consistently increasing international monetary predicament and austerity guidelines in a few international locations, and is experiencing a interval of elevated reform task hence. This e-book considers either these neighborhood governments that have followed or moved clear of New Public administration (NPM) modernization to ‘something varied’ (what a few commentators have labelled ‘post-NPM’), in addition to these that have applied ‘other-than-NPM measures’, equivalent to territorial reforms and democratic ideas.