Introduction – Theoretical Approach and Research Questions a Transformative Approach New Public Management and beyond – Divergence or Convergence, or Both?

@inproceedings{ChristensenIntroductionT,
  title={Introduction – Theoretical Approach and Research Questions a Transformative Approach New Public Management and beyond – Divergence or Convergence, or Both?},
  author={Tom Christensen and Laegreid}
}
Introduction This book studies post-New Public Management (NPM) reforms by contrasting them with the NPM-based public-sector reforms that took place in the 1980s and 1990s. Its empirical focus is on Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. we apply a transformative theoretical approach by focusing on political design, cultural–institutional trajectories and external pressure to understand the processes and effects of the reforms (Christensen and Laegreid 2001a). This approach allows… CONTINUE READING