With contributions from 31 leading German academics, the book “Public Administration in Germany” presents in 23 chapters an up-to-date, comprehensive and differentiated analysis of public administration and reforms in Germany. It provides an overview of key elements of the German administration at federal, state and local level as well as of current reform activities. It examines the central institutional features of the German public administration, the changing relationships between public administration, society and the private sector, administrative reforms at different levels of the federal system and in numerous sectors as well as new challenges and modernization approaches such as digitalization, open government and better regulation. Each chapter offers a combination of descriptive information and problem-oriented analysis and presents current key issues in Germany that are relevant for an international readership.
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The book Public Administration in Germany, edited by Sabine Kuhlmann, Isabella Proeller, Dieter Schimanke and Jan Ziekow, was published in Open Access and hardcover format by Palgrave Macmillan. You will find it here.