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‘This collection of essays by a number of scholars from India and Europe addresses economic, political and social issues of great contemporary significance. The most attractive feature of the volume is the comparative and inter-disciplinary approach which gives it its distinctive orientation. Munshi and Abraham have held diverse but important themes together in an exemplary manner’

- Andre Beteille, Chairman, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata

‘This is an outstanding book on an issue easier talked about than acted upon. The editors have brought together in this rich volume a wide variety of essays which focus on India and Europe and clarify that it is necessary to contextualise good governance. The comparative perspective has the additional advantage of extending the analysis beyond the realm of the ...

Policy Change in Public-Sector Reforms in Comparative Perspective: Between Convergence and Divergence
Policy change in public-sector reforms in comparative perspective: Between convergence and divergence
HellmutWollmann

Since the 1980s, major policy changes in public-sector reforms have occurred throughout the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries—with a considerable variance across countries in the timing, scope and focus of such reforms. In dealing with this development in a comparative perspective, the chapter will proceed in three steps.

First, nutshell profiles of the development and current state of public-sector reform in a number of key OECD countries will be sketched in order to identify the degree of institutional variance among them. Then, after submitting a hypothetical explanatory scheme and analytically singling out some crucial dimensions of public-sector reform policies, the ...

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