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Explaining a watershed moment in French public management reform

Anne CorbettA watershed in public management reform in France was crossed in 2001 with the adoption of new legislation for the planning and control of public expenditure. In the current issue of Governance (23.2), Anne Corbett provides an original account of the process that led to adoption of the Organic Law on Laws of Finance, or LOLF — an outcome that many of the players involved considered “miraculous.”  Corbett says that the case study reinforces the view that “political leadership and policy entrepreneurship are important characteristics” of key episodes in reform.   Read more: Public Management Policymaking in France: Legislating the Organic Law on Laws of Finance (LOLF), 1998-2001.

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May 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm

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