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

Walter Castelnovo
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2022-01-01

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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 co-operation (IMC); multi-level governance; pragmatic municipalism
Castelnovo, Valter; M., Sorrentino
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