Comparing Agencification in Central and Eastern Europe
While the agencification process in Western democracies has attracted enormous scholarly interest in the last two decades, the development of public-sector organizations in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries has received very little attention so far. In addition, an overwhelming majority of existing public-administration research in CEE consists of single-country case studies. It can even be said that a tradition of comparative studies is missing in public-administration scholarship in CEE. In this general context, the research network to which the authors in this book belong has provided a much-needed framework for, first of all, starting systematic studies of public-sector organization (and agencies in particular) and, second, for carrying out empirical studies based on common methodology, thus enabling comparisons both within CEE and beyond this region.
KeywordsWestern Democracy Executive Agency Democratic Reform Governmental Function Acquis Communautaire
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