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Efficiency and effectiveness in Romanian local public administration

Andrei Nicolae

No 365, Apas Papers from Academic Public Administration Studies Archive - APAS

Abstract: Thinking of the importance of local administration for each state within the framework of the European Union I find it of great interest to carefully analyse the reflection of the European principles for public administration, especially the ones regarding efficiency and effectiveness, in a former communist such as Romania. This paper will address these two concepts also in regards to the way they are used by the public management theoreticians. The study and practice of public administration necessarily involves the clarification and updating of several important concepts. Research using an ambiguous or inconsistent conceptualization of those concepts has the potential of producing questionable findings that can limit the interpretive power of the analysis. Difficulty conceptualizing public sector efficiency and effectiveness in the context of democracy and governance is due in part to varying administrative and political values.

Keywords: reform; efficiency; effectiveness; local administration; public manage ment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2011
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