From NPM to NWS in Europe

Geert Bouckaert

Abstract


Even when NPM (New Public Management) was not fully implemented in continental Europe, it became clear that applying systematically performance driven market-type-mechanisms in the public sector was not really matching its administrative law framed system. Also, our future society and public sector will need a combined effort to ensure an inclusive service delivery, effective crises governance, and functional innovation. This will not be feasible with a pure market driven NPM, nor with a pure network driven NPG (New Public Governance). This contribution states that a neo-Weberian-State model has the capacity and the potential to deliver and ensure realizing the challenges for the future, following to the rule-of-law, in a democratic and inclusive way, from a ‘Whole of Government’ (WoG) perspective which is embedded in a ‘Whole of Society’ (WoS) context.


Keywords


public sector reform; New Public Management; New Weberian State.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24193/tras.SI2022.2 Creative Commons License
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