Governance modernisation: Structure and development

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At the turn of the 21st century public management gained substantial experience in modernising the public sector; new theoretical paradigms, concepts and models of public governance were developed; feasible opportunities for testing their sustainability in practice occured. The most important writings of researchers of the evolution of modern public governance have revealed that the problem of modernising public institutions can be defined by the structural dimension of values characteristic of certain cyclic sequence (challenges of globalisation, the necessity of changes in government, governance reforms, modernisation of public sector activity, innovative ideology and the practise of innovativeness) which are intended to make governance more efficient. The modernisation of public governance is acquiring more qualitative experiences in developing the modernisation strategies, policy programmes and projects; in improving structural and functional operation of organisations; in expanding the opportunities for intersectoral integration; in combining the trends of governance centralisation and decentralisation; in implementing modern forms of performance management; and, in infixing the principles of the results-oriented behaviour and new forms of responsibility and control over post-bureaucratic activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
JournalActa Politologica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • New public governance
  • Evolution of modernisation
  • Innovations

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