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Traditions of Governance: Interpreting the Changing Role of the Public Sector

Bevir, Mark; Rhodes, Roderick; Weller, Patrick Moray

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The role of the state is changing under the impact of, for example, globalization. The changes have been variously understood as the new public management (NPM), the hollowing-out of the state and the new governance. This special issue of Public Administration explores the changing role of the state in advanced industrial democracies. It focuses on the puzzle of why states respond differently to common trends. This introductory article has three aims. First, we provide a brief review of the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBevir, Mark
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Roderick
dc.contributor.authorWeller, Patrick Moray
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:08:17Z
dc.identifier.issn0033-3298
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/86611
dc.description.abstractThe role of the state is changing under the impact of, for example, globalization. The changes have been variously understood as the new public management (NPM), the hollowing-out of the state and the new governance. This special issue of Public Administration explores the changing role of the state in advanced industrial democracies. It focuses on the puzzle of why states respond differently to common trends. This introductory article has three aims. First, we provide a brief review of the existing literature on public sector reform to show that our approach is distinctive. We argue that the existing literature does not explore the ways in which governmental traditions shape reform. Second, we outline an interpretive approach to the analysis of public sector reform built on the notions on beliefs, traditions, dilemmas and narratives. We provide brief illustrations of these ideas drawn from the individual country articles. Finally, we outline the ground covered by all the chapters but we do not summarize and compare their experiences of reform. That task is reserved for the concluding article.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourcePublic Administration
dc.subjectKeywords: governance approach; public sector; state role
dc.titleTraditions of Governance: Interpreting the Changing Role of the Public Sector
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume81
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.absfor160603 - Comparative Government and Politics
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub15526
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBevir, Mark, University of California
local.contributor.affiliationRhodes, Roderick, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWeller, Patrick Moray, Griffith University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage17
local.identifier.doi10.1111/1467-9299.00334
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:13:00Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0037252640
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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