Public Administration in Europe

The Contribution of EGPA

  • Edoardo Ongaro

Part of the Governance and Public Management book series (GPM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. The Intertwined Histories of EGPA and of the Field of Public Administration in Europe

  3. Europe and the World: The EGPA Dialogues on Public Administration and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Tiina Randma-Liiv, Mirko Vintar, Isabella Proeller, Marius Constantin Profiroiu
      Pages 71-81
    3. Robert Fouchet, Sofiane Sahraoui, Marco Meneguzzo, Céline du Boys, Fabienne Maron
      Pages 83-97
  4. Forty Years of Public Administration Research in Europe: The EGPA Permanent Study Groups and French-Speaking Seminar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Frank Bannister
      Pages 101-111
    3. Wouter Van Dooren, Jostein Askim, Steven Van de Walle
      Pages 113-121
    4. Tomas Bergström, Colin Copus, Jochen Franzke, José M. Ruano, Linze Schaap, Hanna Vakkala
      Pages 135-145
    5. Sabine Kuhlmann, Martin Laffin, Ellen Wayenberg
      Pages 147-165
    6. Per Lægreid, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 167-180
    7. Bram Verschuere, Taco Brandsen, Karen Johnston
      Pages 193-202
    8. Dacian C. Dragos, Polonca Kovač, A. T. (Bert) Marseille
      Pages 213-222
    9. Aurélien Buffat, Peter Hupe, Harald Sætren, Eva Thomann
      Pages 247-258
    10. Gijs Jan Brandsma, Eva G. Heidbreder, Ellen Mastenbroek
      Pages 259-266
    11. Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans, Daniela Piana
      Pages 291-307
    12. Daniel Kettiger, Andreas Lienhard, Philip Langbroek, Marco Fabri
      Pages 309-315
    13. Marco Meneguzzo, Daniela Cristofoli, Olivier Keramidas, Andrea Bonomi Savignon
      Pages 317-324
  5. EGPA and the Future of Public Administration in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Maja Klun, Christoph Reichard
      Pages 345-354
    3. Geert Bouckaert, Werner Jann, Fabienne Maron, Edoardo Ongaro, Sofiane Sahraoui
      Pages 355-361
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 363-384

About this book


This book considers the ways in which public administration (PA) has been studied in Europe over the last forty years, and examines in particular the contribution of EGPA, the European Group for Public Administration, both to the growth of a truly pan-European PA, and to the future of PA in Europe. The book provides a lively reflection on the state of the art of PA both over the past forty years and over the next forty years. It reflects on the consolidation and institutionalisation of EGPA as the European community for the study of PA in Europe, and demonstrates the need for such a regional group for PA in Europe, as well as for regional groups for the study of PA in other parts of the world. The book also demonstrates the functional, cultural and institutional reasons that underpin the significance of a regional group for researching and studying PA at an ‘intermediate level of governance’ between the national and the global levels. The book provides rich insights about the state of the art of PA in Europe from the leading public administration scholars.

Edoardo Ongaro is Professor of Public Management at The Open University, UK. Previously he held positions at Northumbria University, UK, as Professor of International Public Services Management, and at the SDA Bocconi School of Management and Bocconi University, Italy, where he still serves as Visiting Professor of Management of International and Supranational Organizations. He has been the President of EGPA, the European Group for Public Administration, since 2013.


Public administration Europe administrative sciences EGPA Trans-Atlantic Dialogue Informatisation e-Government Public Personnel Policies local governance local democracy subnational government reform Quality and Integrity of Governance Civil Society Law and Public Administration strategic management financial management justice sociology of state-reforms

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  • Edoardo Ongaro
    • 1
  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

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