We link perspectives from management studies with approaches from political science, psychology, sociology, and administration studies and apply them to the public organization and to the organized public.
The shape of the public sector and how it changes is critical to societies that face rapid globalization, boundary-less statehood, political unrest, aging populations, resource shortages, and financial crises. We focus on the impact of this growing complexity on the organization and organizing of the public sector.
Our interdisciplinary approach is based on an empirical focus on the politico-administrative system, but we are not tied to specific theories or individual methods. We use the explanatory power of comparative research to neither over- nor underestimate the differences between public and private management.