The Cascade of Fear: Policy Implementation and Financial Management Reform in the European Commission

21 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2015

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Roger Levy

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Management

Michael Barzelay

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Management

Antonio‐Martin Gomez

American University of Beirut

Date Written: May 2015

Abstract

The complexity of managing European Union (EU) spending programmes is the subject of much comment but relatively little academic analysis. Using a multi‐disciplinary analytical framework drawn from the management, policy and social sciences, this fieldwork‐based case study examines the reform of financial management within the European Commission. In constructing an agent focussed narrative of a specific reform episode, it contributes to a growing literature on public management reform analysed from this perspective and also to the lightly developed field of EU financial management.

Keywords: financial management reform, European Commission

Suggested Citation

Levy, Roger and Barzelay, Michael and Gomez, Antonio‐Martin, The Cascade of Fear: Policy Implementation and Financial Management Reform in the European Commission (May 2015). Financial Accountability & Management, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 150-170, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2589292 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/faam.12051

Roger Levy (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Management ( email )

United Kingdom

Michael Barzelay

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Management ( email )

United Kingdom

Antonio‐Martin Gomez

American University of Beirut

Beirut, 0236
Lebanon

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