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Leadership and Management in the Public Sector: Values, Standards and Competencies in Central and Eastern Europe

Laszlo Vass, OLena Kulenkova-Orzhel, Christopher Pollitt

Date: 2008

ISBN: 978-80-89013-36-4

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Proceedings from the 15th NISPAcee annual conference held in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 17-19, 2007 contains selected papers.
The main theme was leadership and management in the public sector and how to build a strong public service. While the critical and decisive role of leadership and management in the public sector is almost a cliché, the reality is that there is relatively little knowledge available about the transformation of the earlier dominant and politically determined CEE public leadership into a new, professional, democratic, managing leadership in the post-communist era. Likewise, there is only limited knowledge of how the newly emerged politico-administrative dichotomy in the region has influenced the formation of its managing leadership and how this dichotomy, in turn, has been influenced by the region’s leadership and managers.


 

Table ofContents

Introduction

Christopher Pollitt ................................................................................................7

Towards Better Leadership: Have the Initiatives taken in the Estonian Civil Service been Justified?

Mariann Veisson, Eve Limbach ........................................................................19

Essential Values of Leadership Inside Public Organisations: The Case of Romania

ArmeniaAndroniceanu,Oana Matilda Abaluta, Stefan Gabriel Burcea ......35

The Potential of the Civil Service Training System: Human Resources Development Strategy

Eugenijus Chlivickas.......................................................................................... 49

Training Public Service Ethics – Lessons Learned in Estonia

Aive Pevkur ........................................................................................................63

Factors of Success in the Reforms of Public Administration: The Case of E-government in Russia

Vladimir Solodov ...............................................................................................73

Local Public Services Delivery Arrangements – Evidence from the Czech Republic

Markéta Fantová Šumpíková, František Ochrana, Beáta Meričková ............83

The System of National Self-government of the Crimean Tatars as Social and Political Phenomenon in Modern Ukraine

Rustem M. Ablyatifov ........................................................................................99

Financing Local Governments’ Investments in Hungary by Issuing Municipal Bonds: Experiences and Future Prospects

Gábor Kovács ...................................................................................................119

The Politics behind aiding Administrative Reform: Swedish Politicians’ Views on the Technical Assistance to CEE Countries during their Transition Process

Iwona Sobis, Michiel S.de Vries .....................................................................133

The Problems of Politicians’ and Civil Servants’ Status: the Specificity of Preventive European Solutions in the Scope of Conflict of Interest

Patrycja Joanna Suwaj ....................................................................................163

Ministers’ Advisors Interfacing at the "Summit”: The Case of Estonia

Maria Keris ......................................................................................................169

Index ..............................................................................................................................185



 


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