Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future

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New blog post

The London School of Economics Impact of Social Sciences Blog published a new post written by Dion Curry: New public administration reforms are required to meet the challenges posed by Europe’s austerity policies. Dion Curry writes on the views of both citizens and public sector executives on trends within public administration over the last five years. The […]

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Final Policy Brief

New COCOPS Policy Brief has been published: Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future. This Policy Brief summarises the final findings of the COCOPS project. The Policy Brief can be accessed here.

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Report: Current and Future Trends in Public Sector Reform

Current and Future Trends in Public Sector Reform: The Views of Trade Unions and Consultants in Ten European Countries is a deliverable of COCOPS Work Package #8. This report draws on a total of 59 interviews conducted in 10 countries with top public sector consultants and public sector trade unions to determine perceptions of current trends in the […]

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Policy Brief: The Future of Public Administration

New COCOPS Policy Brief has been published: The future of Public Administration: Public Sector Reform in Europe. This Policy Brief summarises the findings of the COCOPS project as they relate to (future) trends in public sector reform. The COCOPS Policy Brief can be accessed here.

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Working Paper: The crystal ball of public administration reform

New COCOPS Working Paper has been published: The crystal ball of public administration reform: What future predictions tell us about the present. Within this paper, Dion Curry examines the interplay between future-looking research in public administration and past and present trends in the discipline and practice in an effort to improve the analytical capacity of […]

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Special issue: Impact of the Fiscal Crisis on Public Administration

The special issue of the journal Administrative Culture “The Impact of the Fiscal Crisis on Public Administration” presenting selected papers from the conference held in Tallinn on 3-4 May 2013 in cooperation with COCOPS project is now published. The six articles included touch upon the impact of crisis at different levels of governance, ranging from the European […]

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Symposium: Effects of the debt brake

Symposium on Strategies of deficit reduction in the German federal states and in international comparison 16th May 2014 Hertie School of Governance, Berlin The Fiscal Governance Centre at the Hertie School of Governance together with Prof. Dr. Jobst Fiedler are organizing a Symposium exploring the effects of the debt brake and strategies of deficit reduction […]

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Reports: Future of the Public Sector and Public Sector Reform

Future Trends in European Public Administration and Management: An outside-in Perspective asks what the most probable and salient external circumstances will be, and then looks at how, and how far, practitioners and academics are addressing them. Finally it offers a brief, preliminary assessment of how far, during the current austerity, EU governments appear to have […]

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Policy Brief: Impact of public sector reform on social cohesion

New COCOPS Policy Brief has been published: The impact of public sector reform in Europe on social cohesion. It summarises the findings of the COCOPS project as they relate to the impact of public sector reforms on social cohesion, fair treatment, equal access and trust. The Policy Brief can be accessed here.

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Report: Public Administration as an Academic Discipline

Public Administration as an Academic Discipline: Trends and Changes in the COCOPS Academic Survey of European Public Administration Scholars is a delivery of COCOPS Work Package #8. The report summarises the finding from the COCOPS academic survey, a survey of public administration academics in European countries fielded in 2013. Respondents were asked to reflect on […]

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