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Learning-Shaping Crises: A Longitudinal Comparison of Public Personnel Reforms in Italy, 1992‒2014

Di Mascio, Fabrizio; Galli, Davide; Natalini, Alessandro; Ongaro, Edoardo and Stolfi, Francesco (2017). Learning-Shaping Crises: A Longitudinal Comparison of Public Personnel Reforms in Italy, 1992‒2014. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 19(2) pp. 119–138.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/13876988.2016.1154279
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Abstract

This article analyses the attempts to reform public administration, notably personnel management, in Italy between 1992 and 2014, with a focus on implementation and the period following the multiple crises that have unfolded since 2008. By untangling the policy learning processes between multiple crises, past reform attempts and domestic and European “contexts in motion”, the article finds that efficiency-oriented reforms have floundered regardless of the political color of governments or indeed of the nature – political or technocratic – of the governments. Domestic factors, notably the frequency of government alternation, i.e. government instability, and European pressure have further reinforced the orientation towards single-loop lessons, i.e. the almost exclusive effecting of short-term cost-cutting measures.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1387-6988
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 51044
Depositing User: Edoardo Ongaro
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/51044
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