The Reform of Portugal’s Public Administration: New Public Management or Neo-Weberian State?

@inproceedings{Mendes2006TheRO,
  title={The Reform of Portugal’s Public Administration: New Public Management or Neo-Weberian State?},
  author={Joana Tabita Alves Mendes},
  year={2006}
}
The recent process of reform undergone by the Portuguese public administration, begun in 2004 under the Social Democrats and continued in 2006 under the Socialists, introduced aspects of managerialism. However, the concept of the neo-Weberian state developed by Pollitt and Bouckaert more adequately describes the features of the Portuguese administration as shaped by this reform, which is situated in a context of financial pressure resulting from the need to comply with the requirements of the… CONTINUE READING