RefPub:The Public Sector Reform in Portugal
RefPub: The Public Sector Reform in Portugal (on a comparative perspective): paths, impacts and prospective
Start and end of project
2012 to 2015
Maria Engrácia Cardim (PhD)
|Researcher Name||Institutional Afiliation
|Luís Mota (MSc)||CAPP|
|Carla Costa (PhD)||ISCSP|
|Carlos Jalali (PhD)||Universidade de Aveiro|
|Jaime Fonseca (PhD)||ISCSP|
|Arminda Neves (PhD)||ISCSP|
|Patrícia Silva (PhD)||Universidade de Aveiro|
|Pedro Goulart (PhD)||CAPP/ISCSP|
|Luísa Pereira (MSc)||CAPP/ISCSP|
|Francisca Cordovil (BA)||IFDR|
|Maria Engrácia Cardim (PhD)
Consortium COCOPS: Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future.
The processes of public sector reform from the past decades produced heterogeneous impacts on the governance contexts (processes and structures) from different countries, notwithstanding some underlying universalism goals.
Although Portugal is an example of the divergent influence from administrative traditions and reform pressures from international actors and benchmarks, there is still a lack of information about the actual impact of administrative reforms on national public governance contexts.
In a partnership with the consortium COCOPS (www.cocops.eu), which enables the sharing of methodologies and comparisons among countries from different administrative traditions, this project aims to analyse the process of public sector reform in Portugal, particularly under the influence of the current crisis, regarding: the main triggering agents and motives; the impacts on the public governance processes and structures; the possible future public governance scenarios; and, the main differences and similarities regarding other European countries.
This project is based on the triangulation of different information sources and methodologies, namely content analysis of official documents, review of previous studies, a survey launched on 1.301 top senior executives (return rate=28.5%), and interviews to be launched on experts from the academia and the political-administrative system.