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Conversations with Civil Servants: East European Public Administration Reform in Search of Socioeconomic Development

  • Roswitha M. King
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Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 28)

Abstract

Countries of central and eastern Europe find themselves in a position of making important choices about design and organization of their civil service. In many cases public administration reform was delayed, because it was judged to be of lesser urgency than the creation of a market economy. It is, however, increasingly recognized that an effective and professional civil service is an important precondition for a sustainable market economy as well as for socioeconomic development in general, and the opinion is gaining ground that civil service and market economy should coevolve.

Keywords

European Union Civil Service Public Administration East European Country Target Country 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Østfold University CollegeHaldenNorway
  2. 2.Centre for European and Transition StudiesUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia

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