Finnish Public Administration: Past, Present and Future

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This chapter summarises and concludes with the main changes to and challenges faced by Finnish public administration in the context of Nordic welfare state reforms. The chapter builds on a simple analytical approach by analysing the politico-administrative system from the perspectives of input, throughput and output. The chapter provides a concise description of the main aspects of government, the economy and civil society. Furthermore, the chapter discusses the changes to and future prospects of the citizenry and democratic processes related to public administration, the trends and reforms of public administration and management, and public service delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinnish Public Administration
Subtitle of host publicationNordic Public Space and Agency
EditorsElias Pekkola, Jan-Erik Johanson, Mikko Mykkänen
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-34862-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-34861-7
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameGovernance and Public Management
ISSN (Print)2524-728X
ISSN (Electronic)2524-7298

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 3


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