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Administrative Reform In The States

Author: NEIL M. BOYD
Published in PAQ, Vol. 33 No. 2

This article examines the current state of the literature on administrative reform in the states, and calls for sustained scholarship in this area. It is argued that contemporary public managers will forever be challenged to design innovative administrative reforms to the organizational issues of the day. As such, administrative reform should be one of the most important topics in 21st century public management. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The article demonstrates that it is imperative to study administrative reform because a refined understanding of the phenomenon can lead to the creation of better public management systems in the future.

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