A Critical Assessment of Central Agency Motives in Danish Public Management Reform

Lotte Jensen

Abstract


This article explores the question why a relatively „healthy“ governance system like Denmark embarks on and continually develops NPM inspired public sector reforms. Expanding Roberts' categorization of problems as „simple“, „complex“ and „wicked“, the article interprets Hood's paradox of the „malade imaginaire“ as „solution driven problems“ in strong economies.


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