This chapter addresses the progress seen in PA research in Central and Eastern Europe. It does so by first describing the societal contexts with their problems, historical legacies and transformation during the last 25 years. Subsequently it addresses the professionalization of the civil service and other important dimensions of PA reforms in the region. The main conclusion is that, although huge differences are seen in the context of varying countries in the CEE-region, especially the Baltics and most countries in Central Europe are rapidly catching up. The same tendency is seen in the study of Public Administration. PA-research in this region may also still be seen as lagging behind, but is rapidly developing
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