To understand the divergent outcomes of the same centrally-defined reform programme means addressing the complexity of implementation. Italy’s local government reform programme highlights the shaping role of contextual elements in the rollout of programmes within multi-level systems. The authors emphasize the need for a pragmatic approach to the ‘implementation puzzle’—one that leverages the local variables and that enables self-organized responses. Decision-makers should strategically engage with the complexity of multi-level institutional systems.

Public sector reform trajectories: A complexity-embracing perspective / W. Castelnovo, M. Sorrentino. - (2022), pp. 1-9. [Epub ahead of print] [10.1080/09540962.2022.2117894]

Public sector reform trajectories: A complexity-embracing perspective

M. Sorrentino
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2022

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To understand the divergent outcomes of the same centrally-defined reform programme means addressing the complexity of implementation. Italy’s local government reform programme highlights the shaping role of contextual elements in the rollout of programmes within multi-level systems. The authors emphasize the need for a pragmatic approach to the ‘implementation puzzle’—one that leverages the local variables and that enables self-organized responses. Decision-makers should strategically engage with the complexity of multi-level institutional systems.
complexity; local government reform; inter-municipal cooperation (IMC); multi-level governance; pragmatic municipalism
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16-set-2022
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