Strategic Choices in Reforming Public Service Employment

An International Handbook

  • Carlo Dell’Aringa
  • Giuseppe Della Rocca
  • Berndt Keller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Carlo Dell’Aringa
    Pages 1-23
  3. Stephen Bach, Giuseppe Della Rocca
    Pages 24-47
  4. Lorenzo Bordogna, David Winchester
    Pages 48-70
  5. Berndt Keller, Jesper Due, Søren Kaj Andersen
    Pages 71-96
  6. Jonathan Brock
    Pages 97-126
  7. Mark Thompson
    Pages 127-154
  8. Kazutoshi Koshiro
    Pages 155-184
  9. Pat Walsh, Raymond Harbridge, Aaron Crawford
    Pages 185-215
  10. Russell D. Lansbury, Duncan K. Macdonald
    Pages 216-242
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 243-257

About this book


Although many industrialized countries have had to face the same political and economic pressures in reforming their public sectors there have been different reactions and a diversity of solutions to the emerging problems. This book examines the most significant initiatives targeted towards the restructuring of public sector employment relations in countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The contributors focus on national and local governments, and health, education and social services. The first section provides an up-to-date analysis of six European countries. The second part considers the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.


Collective Bargaining cooperation development employment Europe Government local government management New Public Management organizations public management restructuring service Union USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlo Dell’Aringa
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Della Rocca
    • 2
  • Berndt Keller
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsCatholic University of MilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of CalabriaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of KonstanzGermany

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