Development and Regulation of Civil Service in Central and Eastern European States - A Comparative Analysis in View of Good Governance
IIAS Conference, Helsinki, 2009
24 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2009
Date Written: July 28, 2009
The Central and Eastern European states, recently accessed or acceding to the European Union are undergoing civil service reform processes incorporated in the general public administration reforms.
Based on the necessity to promote good governance, the strategies of reform have been designed and implemented distinctly in each state; their finality consists in compatibility with a possible European model for civil service.
A comparative analysis will take into consideration both the political-administrative systems of the states mentioned, the organization of the national civil service systems as well as the common European values embodied in civil service organization.
Without being considered the most robust ones, the civil service systems in Central and Eastern European states are closely related to tradition, historical, economic or socio-cultural context as well as connections with the recognized systems: Anglo-Saxon, Continental German or Continental French.
The elaboration of civil servants statutes represented a stage necessary to achieve the civil service reform. At the same time, the civil service reform focused on the following values: effectiveness, accountability, honesty, integrity, dynamism, lawfulness.
For Central and Eastern European states, the civil service reform presents different forms. All these states have emphasized the preoccupation for improving the civil servants’ performance, ensuring an active interface with the citizen.
Keywords: civil service, good governance, civil servants’ performance
JEL Classification: H83, H00
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