Lack of reform in Israeli local government and its impact on modern developments in public management
By: Beeri I.
Published in: Public Management Review
SDGs : SDG 11 | Units: Social Sciences | Time: 2021 | Link
Description: Lack of reform or the slow pace of reform in public management is an issue that plagues Israel, particularly in local go vernment (Beeri & Razin, 2015; Levi et al., 2020; Razin & Lindsey, 2017). Based on the assumption that public reform, meaning changes to the structures and processes of public organizations designed to improve their performance (Pollitt & Bouckaert, 2017), is a feature of modern governance, studies investigating lack of reform have suggested it as evidence of non-governability, lack of management, lack of leadership and even public anarchy (e.g., Jeffery, 2008; Rahat & Hazan, 2011). However, its wide-ranging and theoretical influence has not yet been examined in depth, its connections to recent trends in public management have yet to be clarified, and its ramifications for the management of Israeli local municipalities are unclear. Thus, I explore the theoretical and practical interactions between the attributes and circumstances of the lack of reform of local government in Israel–especially in its management. I also examine how recent global trends such as the co-production of value and the coronavirus outbreak may postpone or accelerate such reform. © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.