The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe

  • Edoardo Ongaro
  • Sandra Van Thiel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-li
  2. Public Administration and Management in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edoardo Ongaro, Sandra van Thiel
      Pages 3-10
    3. Edoardo Ongaro, Sandra van Thiel, Andrew Massey, Jon Pierre, Hellmut Wollmann
      Pages 11-39
    4. Christoph Reichard, Eckhard Schröter
      Pages 41-60
    5. Edoardo Ongaro, Sandra van Thiel
      Pages 61-98
  3. Public Management Themes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Anne Drumaux, Paul Joyce
      Pages 121-139
    3. Iris Saliterer, Mariafrancesca Sicilia, Ileana Steccolini
      Pages 141-163
    4. Isabel Brusca, Eugenio Caperchione, Sandra Cohen, Francesca Manes-Rossi
      Pages 165-185
    5. Leanne-Marie McCarthy-Cotter, Matthew Flinders
      Pages 187-206
    6. Wouter Van Dooren, Cornelia Hoffmann
      Pages 207-225
    7. Peter Leisink, Eva Knies
      Pages 243-259
    8. Wouter Vandenabeele, Adrian Ritz, Oliver Neumann
      Pages 261-278
    9. Michael Macaulay
      Pages 279-289
    10. Daniela Cristofoli, Myrna Mandell, Marco Meneguzzo
      Pages 291-310
    11. Koen Verhoest
      Pages 327-346

About this book


This Handbook offers a systematic review of state-of-the-art knowledge on public administration in Europe. Covering the theoretical, epistemological and practical aspects of the field, it focuses on how public administration operates and is studied in European countries. In sixty-three chapters, written by leading scholars, this Handbook considers the uniqueness of the European situation through an interdisciplinary and comparative lens, focusing on the administrative diversity which results from the multiplicity of countries, languages, schools of thought and streams of investigation across Europe. 

It addresses issues such as multi-level administration and governance, intensive cross country cooperation in administrative reform policy, and public accountability under different systems. It also considers the issue of welfare service delivery, at a time of major economic and societal challenges, as well as understudied emerging issues like Islamic Public Administration and the dynamics of public sector negotiations.

With contributions from key experts in Public Administration and Public Management, this cutting edge Handbook offers a significant contribution to the field of comparative public administration, policy and management.


economics public administration Public Management Public Services Organizations Europe’s Public Sector Public budgets public sector accounting Performance management Collaborative Governance Agencification e-government Public Private partnerships Policy Implementation Comparative regulatory regimes Welfare administration New Public Management Neo-Weberian State Islamic Public Administration Behavioural Public Administration policy advisory bodies

Editors and affiliations

  • Edoardo Ongaro
    • 1
  • Sandra Van Thiel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise—PulSE Faculty of Business and Law The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute for Management ResearchRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55268-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55269-3
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