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Beyond AusterityReforming the Greek Economy$
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Costas Meghir, Christopher A. Pissarides, Dimitri Vayanos, and Nikolaos Vettas

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035835

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.001.0001

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Public Administration and the Tragic Trident: Understanding the Organizational and Structural Drivers of the Greek Malaise1

Public Administration and the Tragic Trident: Understanding the Organizational and Structural Drivers of the Greek Malaise1

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(p.621) 14 Public Administration and the Tragic Trident: Understanding the Organizational and Structural Drivers of the Greek Malaise1
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Beyond Austerity
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Michael G. Jacobides

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0014

This chapter proposes reforms to public administration that include making the evaluation and disciplinary processes for civil servants more rigorous and less formalistic, benchmarking the performance of public agencies against key performance indicators that can be monitored publicly, and devolving more powers and accountability to lower levels of the administration. It emphasizes the importance of reforming public administration, as it is the foundation of an inefficient, nepotistic political system built on granting favors and privileges for influence. To that end, this chapter reviews the nature, structure, and evolution of the Greek public administration, as well as some measures showing its relative underperformance. It then analyzes the underlying pathologies and the causes of the underperformance. Finally, the chapter looks at what has been done so far to fix the administration before considering what lies ahead.

Keywords:   public administration, civil servants, public agencies, public administration reforms, Greek public administration

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