Administrative Reforms in Swiss Municipalities over the Last Twenty Years : The end of New Public Management ?

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Title
Administrative Reforms in Swiss Municipalities over the Last Twenty Years : The end of New Public Management ?
Journal
Lex localis
Author(s)
Ladner A.
ISSN
1581-5374
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
14
Number
2
Pages
185-207
Language
english
Notes
Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government
Abstract
There has been much talk about the end the NPM in recent years. Our comprehensive monitoring of Swiss municipalities, however, reveals that a lot of municipalities have continued to reform their political and administrative system along the ideas of NPM. It is the reform discourse that has changed. They stopped referring to them as NPM. Some of the core elements of NPM related to new forms of political steering, however, proved to be less popular. The reforms can therefore be termed as "NPM light". When it comes to explaining the spread of the different reform activities within the country, we find evidence for the historical and sociological neo-institutionalism. There are considerable differences between language areas and between smaller and larger municipalities. Party preferences of local executives and of the citizens do not matter. The results shed new light on the debate about the assumed failure of NPM reforms.
Keywords
New Public Management, Public Adminstration
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