Bureaucracy, New Public Management and the European Commission

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Yleisen valtio-opin laitos fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Political Science en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Allmän statslära, Institutionen för sv
dc.contributor.author Peltonen, Pauliina
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-08T09:55:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-08T09:55:57Z
dc.date.issued 2000-04-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/12457
dc.description Endast avhandlingens sammandrag. Pappersexemplaret av hela avhandlingen finns för läsesalsbruk i Statsvetenskapliga biblioteket (Unionsgatan 35). Dessa avhandlingar fjärrutlånas endast som microfiche. sv
dc.description Abstract only. The paper copy of the whole thesis is available for reading room use at the Library of Social Sciences (Unioninkatu 35) . Microfiche copies of these theses are available for interlibrary loans. en
dc.description Vain tiivistelmä. Opinnäytteiden sidotut arkistokappaleet ovat luettavissa HY:n keskustakampuksen valtiotieteiden kirjastossa (Unioninkatu 35). Opinnäytteitä lainataan ainoastaan mikrokortteina kirjaston kaukopalvelun välityksellä fi
dc.description.abstract The object of this study are the recent administrative reform programmes of the European Commission that were started in 1995 with the taking office of the Santer Commission. The main efforts were gathered under three programmes: SEM-2000 (Sound and Efficient Management) 1995. MAP- 2000 (Modernisation of Administration and Personnel Policy) 1997 and DECODE (Dessiner la Commission de demain - Designing Tomorrow's Commission) 1997 The study aims at analysing to what extent do the reforms of the Commission resemble the reforms that have taken place in the EU member states' administrations. As a point of comparison is used the shift that has taken place in the Western European public administrations from a Weberian bureaucracy towards more 'hybrid' models of organisation along the lines of new public management -type of reforms that have sought to introduce private sector practices to the public sector. These two strands of administrative thinking - Weber's bureaucracy theory and new public management philosophy - are outlined. The central arguments of the study are that firstly, despite the dual role of the Commission as an administration and a motor for European integration it can usefully be compared to the national administrations. Secondly, it is established that though reforms in the Commission have been modest, they bear clear connections to the new public management -type of reforms. Besides literature, the main materials used are EU documents and a small number of interviews conducted for the study. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject bureaucracy - public management - Europe en
dc.subject European commission - administration en
dc.subject Euroopan komissio - hallinnonuudistus - 1995- en
dc.subject byrokratia - julkinen hallinto - EU-maat en
dc.title Bureaucracy, New Public Management and the European Commission en
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi 711 en
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu sv

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