NEW: Public Administration in Germany

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Photo: Palgrave Macmillan

The book “Public Administration in Germany”, in which Sabine Kuhlmann, Dieter Schimanke and Jan Ziekov participated alongside Prof. Isabella Proeller as editors, was published in open access and hard cover format in Palgrave Macmillan.

By presenting contributions of 31 leading German scientists, the book offers a comprehensive and differentiated analysis of public administration in Germany. It provides an overview on key elements of German public administration at the federal, Länder and local levels of government as well as on current reform activities of the public sector. It examines the key institutional features of German public administration; the changing relationships between public administration, society and the private sector; the administrative reforms at different levels of the federal system and numerous sectors; and new challenges and modernization approaches like digitalization, Open Government and Better Regulation. Each chapter offers a combination of descriptive information and problem-oriented analysis, presenting key topical issues in Germany which are relevant to an international readership.

The book’s open access publication was sponsored by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Housing and Community. You can watch a short video clip of prominent international political and administrative scientists here.

At the 90th annual conference of IIAS (International Institute of Administrative Sciences) in December 2020, key elements of the book were presented at a digital panel discussion of the German section of IIAS. Professor Proeller reported on the New Steering Model and financial management reforms as a key reform theme of recent years. You can follow the discussion chaired by Prof. Geert Bouckaert here.

The book will is available here for download and purchase.

Public Administration in Germany Cover
Photo: Palgrave Macmillan