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Contemporary Governance Models and Practices in Central and Eastern Europe

Editor(s): Polonca Kovač, György Gajduschek

Date: 2015

ISBN: 978-80-89013-75-3

Publisher: NISPAcee Press

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Developing New Governance Models and Administrative Practices in Central and Eastern Europe

Polonca Kovač........................................................................................................ 7

SECTION I

From Pre-Weberianism to New Weberian State

Universal Rationalization: Max Weber’s Great Narrative

Dirk Kaesler.......................................................................................................... 21

What Would Max Weber Say About Public Sector Innovation ?

Rainer Kattel........................................................................................................ 29

The Afterlife of Weber’s Bureaucratic Model

Mark Gal.............................................................................................................. 41

Effects of Western Governance Models in Eastern Europe After the Transition, Enlargement and Crises

Tamás M. Horváth............................................................................................... 53

SECTION II

Post-New Public Management and Good Governance

From Pre-Weber to Post-NPM: Challenges to Modernization of Public Administration in Latvia and Norway

Harald Koht, Iveta Reinholde.............................................................................. 75

Rationality and Bureaucracy in Hungary Before and After the Transition

György Jenei......................................................................................................... 97

Why Do We Need a Strong but Constitutionally Limited State ? The Paradigm of Good Government

István Stumpf..................................................................................................... 113

Illiberalism in the Making: Orbán-era Governance Reforms in the View of the Administrative Elite

György Hajnal.................................................................................................... 133

CRITICAL NOTES

Critical Notes on Four Major Theories of Public Administration as they Appear in Central and Eastern Europe

György Gajduschek............................................................................................ 157


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