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The comparative historical analysis of public management policy cycles in France, Italy, and Spain: symposium conclusion

By Michael Barzelay and Raquel Gallego


This concluding article in the symposium develops generalizing arguments about the politics of public management reform in France, Italy, and Spain, by drawing out implications of the case studies presented in the three preceding articles. Some of these implications hold that established research arguments about politics of public management reform in the same cultural and geographical area require considerable qualification and reexamination. Some other implications of these case studies take the form of generalizing arguments about the process dynamics of public management policymaking. More specifically, an existing body of generalizing arguments is assessed and modified in the light of the research arguments crafted through the three case studies' dialogues between conceptual approaches and historical evidence. Together, these two discussions offer a contribution to the political science research literature on the politics of public management reform

Topics: JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1468-0491.2010.01480.x
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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