The Public Administration Reform Agenda in Slovenia – Two Decades of Challenges and Results

Abstract

In Slovenia, public administration reform has been seen mainly as a systematic set of approaches applied since the country’s independence in 1991, and in particular since 1996, when the aim was the country’s full EU membership. The reforms were designed predominantly under the influence of the New Public Management, aiming mainly at the rationalization of structures and resources, userorientation, development of e-government, and quality management. However, they were carried out rather legalistically although formally run under several overall reform strategies from 1997 to 2010, stimulated by two-fold driving forces: the inner forces and the EU or OECD incentives. The goals and activities have been partly complementary and partly in contradiction with each other due to lack of evaluation and consensus in terms of implementation, but subject to continuous modernization and Europeani-

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@inproceedings{Kova2011ThePA, title={The Public Administration Reform Agenda in Slovenia – Two Decades of Challenges and Results}, author={Polona Kova{\vc}}, year={2011} }