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State and Administration in a Changing World

Editor(s): Juraj Nemec, B. Guy Peters

Date: 2010

ISBN: 978-80-89013-50-0

Publisher: NISPAcee Press

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Selected Papers from the 17th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Budva 2009

The articles included in this book provide ample evidence of the transformations of the State, especially in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and, more especially, within public administration. Administrative reform has been a persistent theme in the practice of public administration and the articles in this volume demonstrate the importance of these changes within CEE countries, as well as more generally. These chapters also point to the importance of delivering public programmes efficiently and effectively. Several chapters discuss service delivery across a range of policy areas, and especially the need to coordinate and integrate those services to make them more beneficial to the population. The chapters concerned with health care demonstrate the importance of economic resources, as well as the more general problems of delivering public health services. The various chapters on accountability in this volume demonstrate the possibilities, and the difficulties, of creating accountable administration and responsible States.


Table ofContents

Introduction ......................................................................................................................7

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AdministrativeReform

Introduction ....................................................................................................................13

The OECD and Global Public Management Reform

Leslie A. Pal ........................................................................................................15

Continuity and Discontinuity: Polish Civil Service Reforms and the Post-Communist Legacy

Tatiana Majcherkiewicz.....................................................................................49

Why Is it so Difficult to Reform Bureaucracy in Transition Countries? (The Russian Case)

Alexander Obolonsky.........................................................................................75

Restoring Professionalism: What Can Public Administration Learn from Social Psychology?

Iwona Sobis, Michiel S. de Vries ........................................................................95

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Service Provision, Serviceintegration

Introduction ..................................................................................................................129

One-Stop Government: Critical Analysis of the Concept and its Implementation in the Selected Countries

Mateja Kunstelj, Mirko Vintar ........................................................................131

Public Service Integration in Kazakhstan: Why Alternative Access Rather than Single-Access?

Saltanat Janenova ............................................................................................157

Factors Influencing the Choice of Public Service Provider

Markéta Řežuchová .........................................................................................177

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Controlling Corruption and EnforcingAccountability

Introduction ..................................................................................................................205

Law in Action: The Problem of Political Patronage in the Process of Appo in Poland

Kaja Gadowska................................................................................................ 207

Estimation of Corruption and Non-Academic Behaviour in the

Romanian Public Sector: Public Administration, Health and Education Sector

Tudorel Andrei, Marius Profiroiu, Alina Profiroiu, Monica Nedelcu............243

Impact of Decentralisation on the Corruption Phenomenon

Ani Matei, Florin Popa ....................................................................................259

Challenges Associated with Administrative and Professional Accountability in the Turkish Educational System

Servet Özdemir, Murat Bülbül, Muhittin Acar...............................................271

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HealthPolicy

Introduction ..................................................................................................................285

Economic Interests in the Czech Healthcare Sector: Empirical Study

Zuzana Darmopilová ......................................................................................287

Comparative Perspectives on Health Sector Reform

James Warner Björkman .................................................................................321

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niSPAcee Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Building a Metropolitan Area Model for the Romanian Administrative Space

Catalin Daniel Dumitrica................................................................................335

About the Authors........................................................................................................353



 

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