Public Management Reform in Continental Europe: National Distinctiveness

Authored by: Walter J.M. Kickert

The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management

Print publication date:  December  2010
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754678069
eBook ISBN: 9781315613321
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042372


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New Public Management (NPM) was a worldwide reform trend that took place all over the Western world. That does not mean that in all countries the same reform took place. In different countries diverse forms and degrees of public management reform occurred. This chapter offers some explanations for this national distinctiveness.

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