State and Local Government Reforms in France and Germany

Divergence and Convergence


ISBN: 978-3-531-14596-9 (Print) 978-3-531-90271-5 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-10

  2. Chapter

    Pages 11-37

    State Organisation in France and Germany between Territorially and Functionality

  3. Chapter

    Pages 39-58

    Modernizing Sub-National Government in France: Institutional Creativity and Systemic Stability

  4. Chapter

    Pages 59-74

    Sub-National Government and Regional Governance in Germany

  5. Chapter

    Pages 75-87

    The Evolution of Public Personnel Systems in France: Structure and Reforms

  6. Chapter

    Pages 89-109

    Civil Service in Germany: Between Cutback Management and Modernization

  7. Chapter

    Pages 111-124

    French Territorial Administration and Changes in Public Management

  8. Chapter

    Pages 125-144

    Local Government — A Strategic Resource in German Public Management Reform

  9. Chapter

    Pages 145-157

    French Public Finances against Globalization: Resistance, Transformation, Reform

  10. Chapter

    Pages 159-172

    Public Finance as Drivers and Constraints for Public Sector Reform in Germany

  11. Chapter

    Pages 173-187

    Local Mirrors of State Modernisation: The Case of the Territorialisation of Employment Policy in France

  12. Chapter

    Pages 189-206

    Public Sector Reforms and Local Governments in Germany: The Case of Local Social Policy

  13. Chapter

    Pages 207-230

    From Government to Governance at the Local Level — Some Considerations based on Data Surveys with Mayors and Chief Executive Officers

  14. Chapter

    Pages 231-251

    Reform and Modernization of Urban Government in France

  15. Chapter

    Pages 253-268

    Modernizing German Local Government: Bringing the People Back in?