Public Administration Reforms in Eastern European Union Member States. Post-Accession Convergence and Divergence

Mantas Bileišis (Editor), Polonca Kovac (Editor), Mantas Bileišis, Andrius Stasiukynas, Vainius Smalskys, Jurgita Domeikienė, Michiel de Vries, Inesa Vorončuka, Mariusz Sienkiewicz, Juraj Nemec, Gyorgy Gajduschek, Calin Emilian Hintea, Tamas M. Horvath, Karoly Jugovits, Ivan Kopric, Stanislaw Mchalowski, Simeon Petrov, Primoz Pevcin, Tatyana Tomova

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Between 1989 and 1991, a giant region of the world underwent revolutionary change. To this day, it is widely referred to as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). This book represents an overview and a reflection of changes in countries that implemented the most profound public administration reforms (PAR) – countries that joined the European Union (EU) between 2004 and 2013.

Contributors to this book are prominent public administration researchers in their respective countries; this allows for in-depth insights both into the history of reforms, as they were experienced and into current topics of PAR as they are debated at the national level. We find that the concept of CEE has lost relevance in public administration research, and we are in need of a more nuanced theory. In the face of mounting challenges to EU integration this book, we believe, will contribute to the search of public governance solutions for the benefit of all Europeans.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMykolas Romeris University
Number of pages503
ISBN (Electronic)978-9955-19-858-1
ISBN (Print)978-9955-19-851-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • European Union
  • Public administration reforms
  • European union member states
  • Comparative public administration
  • Convergence
  • Central/Eastern Europe
  • Divergence
  • Case Studies
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Local government
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Slovenia
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Civil service
  • European Union integration
  • Croatia
  • Strategic planning
  • Regional government
  • Good governance
  • Public governance
  • Public governance reforms
  • EEU-11
  • EU-11
  • EU-8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration

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