This article examines the extent of recent managerial reforms in Catalan government. The results were unexpected. Reforms which aimed to provide public administrations with more managerially-oriented frameworks are failing to embed in Catalan administrations, particularly in areas like accountability and incentives systems. This article will be of particular value in countries where the boundaries between politicians and managers coming from administrative careers in the public service are blurred, such as in Spain, France and Italy.
- Discretional sphere
- deliberative argumentation
- managerial reforms
- political-administrative systems
- professional public management