Insights into Finnish Public Administration

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This chapter discusses the avenues through which to study Finnish public administration in the context of the Nordic welfare state and provides an outline of the perspectives provided in the following chapters. The research on Finnish public administration has been fragmented, and there has been a gap between political science and the study of public administration. The aim of this chapter is to describe our holistic approach to public administration that takes into account political aspects, structures and processes, as well as public services. The chapter further highlights the importance of considering the different levels of administration, as well as the different sectors involved in public administration, thus emphasising the multi-level governance and cross-sectional study of public administration.
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 pages11
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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