This major international handbook provides a complete review and guide to past and present knowledge in this essential field of inquiry. Assembling an outstanding team of scholars from around the world, it comprehensively explores the current state of the art in academic thinking and the current structures and processes for the administration of public policy following this period of rapid transformation and change.

Public Administration in Post-Communist States

Public administration in post-communist states

The post-Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union provide a microcosm of the problems inherent in comprehensive public administration reform processes. These states range from EU candidate states to states that have slid to extreme levels of poverty and have fallen back to the level of economic development of the lower strata of some developing countries. At the same time they are all in one way or another ‘post-Communist states’ that needed to re-build systems of public administration virtually from scratch after the collapse of the previous regimes. They also share the inheritance of the former systems of governance as far as systems of public administration are concerned, an inheritance which ...

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