Anglophone Systems: Diffusion and Policy Transfer Within an Administrative Tradition

John HALLIGAN

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    Abstract

    This chapter addresses the diffusion of public management among Anglophone countries. It differs from the standard literature by addressing diffusion and transfers among a set of countries linked by an administrative tradition. The focus is on the process and effects by which commonalities are maintained while individual countries follow their own pathways. It is argued that convergence is not necessarily a prerequisite for sustaining the tradition, and that substantial divergence may exist up to a point. Fast-track transfer and diffusion is possible because of compatibilities, but do they invariably avoid discordant results? There are then two levels of analysis: that of the group within which diffusion occurs, and that of transfers between countries
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century
    EditorsFrits M Van der Meer, Jos C.N Raadschelders, Theo A.J Toonen
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Pages57-76
    Number of pages20
    Edition2
    ISBN (Print)9781137325785
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    HALLIGAN, J. (2015). Anglophone Systems: Diffusion and Policy Transfer Within an Administrative Tradition. In F. M. V. D. Meer, J. C. N. Raadschelders, & T. A. J. Toonen (Eds.), Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century (2 ed., pp. 57-76). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.