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Change and Continuity in the Continental Tradition of Public Management

Isabella Proeller and Kuno Schedler

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780199226443
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199226443.003.0030

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

Change and Continuity in the Continental Tradition of Public Management

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This article aims to characterize French and German public administration and management, outline their specific reform trajectories, and indicate the influence both systems have had abroad. It begins by highlighting some characteristic traditions of the German and French systems. This is followed by an overview of important reform trajectories in each country, which highlights factors that have shaped the national administrative systems. The final section focuses on the influence of Germany and France on foreign public administrations.

Keywords: public administration; public management; change and continuity; national administrative systems; foreign public administrations; continental tradition

Article.  10337 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Public Management and Administration ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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