How to analyse administrative reforms in the European Commission -- 1950-1984, constructing the Administrative Commission -- 1985-1998, the foundations for the Kinnock reforms -- A novel strategy for reform -- Reforming public administrations : new public management and the white paper -- From policy to practice : operationalising NPM -- The Secretariat-General : a case study in innovation -- DG Regional Policy : a case study in adaptation -- DG Transport and Energy : a case study in resistance -- Conclusions: understanding heterogeneous institutional change in the Commission
Analyses the impact of the managerial reforms of the European Commission. In 1999 the resignation of the College of Commissioners triggered the implementation of a White Paper which listed 98 measures to overhaul the way the Commission did business. Ten years later what impact have the reforms had on the European Commission and European governance?
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index