Abstracts: March 24th, 2003

By Mark Bevir, R. A. W. Rhodes and Patrick WellerThis article has three aims. It provides a brief review of the existing literature on public sector reform to show that our approach is distinctive. It argues that the existing literature does not explore the ways in which governmental traditions shape reform. Second, it outlines an interpretive approach to the analysis of public sector reform built on the notions of beliefs, traditions, dilemmas and narratives. It also provides brief illustrations of these ideas drawn from the individual country articles.

Public Administration Volume 81. ISSN: 0033-3298

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