New Public Managers in Europe

Public Servants in Transition

  • David Farnham
  • Sylvia Horton
  • John Barlow
  • Annie Hondeghem

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Barlow, David Farnham, Sylvia Horton, F. F. Ridley
      Pages 3-25
    3. Turo Virtanen
      Pages 53-75
  3. National Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Roger Depré, Annie Hondeghem
      Pages 79-99
    3. John Barlow, David Farnham, Sylvia Horton
      Pages 100-124
    4. Manzoor Alam, Markku Kiviniemi
      Pages 125-150
    5. Luc Rouban
      Pages 151-168
    6. Manfred Röber
      Pages 169-193
    7. Mary Coolahan, Sean Dooney
      Pages 194-214
    8. Carlo D’Orta, Valerio Talamo
      Pages 215-239
    9. G. Oosterhuis, T. P. W. van der Krogt
      Pages 240-256
    10. Salvador Parrado
      Pages 257-277
  4. Conclusion and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Roger Depré, Annie Hondeghem, Jean-Luc Bodiguel
      Pages 281-295
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 297-308

About this book


Many changes are taking place in the public sector across Europe as emphasis is being placed on the efficient use of resources, the way that public organisations are managed and their relationship with clients and customers. Post-bureaucratic structures are being introduced and a more managerialist culture is being established. A new type of public servant is emerging - the public manager. This book consists of three theoretical chapters and nine case studies of public managers, which examine these changes amongst member states of the European Union. The concluding chapter identifies common trends and explains similarities and differences in terms of the constitutional, political, cultural and economic contexts.


European Union (EU) Germany Manager organization Public Sector science and technology transition trends

Editors and affiliations

  • David Farnham
    • 1
  • Sylvia Horton
    • 1
  • John Barlow
    • 2
  • Annie Hondeghem
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of PortsmouthUK
  2. 2.Department of Politics and European StudiesUniversity of Central LancashireUK
  3. 3.Public Management CentreCatholic University of LeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Faculty of Political and Social ScienceCatholic University of BrusselsBelgium

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