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The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy Volume XIII, Number 2, Winter 2020/2021

Editor(s): Juraj Nemec

Date: 2020

ISSN: 1337-9038

Publisher: NISPAcee

Price: 30 €(+ mailing costs)

Order contact: nispa@nispa.org

Since 2018, the journal has been published twice a year as an e-publication, available on internet free-of-charge. Only a limited number of hard copies are published for legally obligatory submissions, according to the requirements of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and for subscribers.
The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy
Volume XIII, Number 2, Winter 2020
Special issue: Politics of Bureaucracy: Roles of Top Public Officials in Turbulent Times
Guest editors: Tobias Bach Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling Katarína Staroňová
Published online by the Open Access publisher Sciendo:
ISSN: 1338-4309 (e-version)
Table of Contents

About the Authors


Public Policy during COVID-19: Challenges for Public Administration and Policy Research in Central and Eastern Europe

Juraj Nemec,Wolfgang Drechsler, Gyorgy Hajnal


PART I – Special Issue

Top Officials in Turbulent Times: Converging Research Agendas in Europe East and West

Tobias Bach, Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling, Katarína Staroňová


Top Officials’ Careers and the Relationship between Politics and Administration

Tobias Bach


Functional Politicization in the Dutch Senior Civil Service: Evidence from Longitudinal Surveys and Qualitative Research (2007–2019)

Alexandre Belloir, Caspar van den Berg

The Politics of Appointment of Top Civil Servants: Career Backgrounds and Civil Service Politicization in the Czech Republic

Marek Rybář, Milan Podmaník


Governing Illiberal Democracies: Democratic Backsliding and the Political Appointment of Top Officials in Hungary

Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling, Fanni Toth


Ministerial Advisers in Slovakia: Profiles and Career Paths, 2010–2020

Samuel Krajňák, Katarína Staronova, Heath Pickering


The Relationship between Politics and Administration at the Flemish Local Level: Intermunicipal Differences Explained

Sofie Hennau


The Five Tasks of Public Value Management: Public Value as a Programme of Administrative and Societal Democratisation

Michal Sedlačko


Independence despite Political Appointment? The Curious Case of the Austrian Ombudsman Board

Julia Dahlvik, Axel Pohn-Weidinger, Martina Kollegger


The Politics of Bureaucracy: A Continuing Saga

B. Guy Peters


Conclusions: TED Dialogue on Politico-Administrative Relations

Tony Verheijen


PART II – Regular Issue


The Innovative HR Practices of Regional Administrations: Is it a New Round of Civil Service Reform in Russia?

Alexey G. Barabashev, Tatiana V. Zaytseva


Using Game Theory in Public Domains: The Potential and Limitations of Security Games

Zuzana Špačková, David Špaček


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