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Reseach Network for Ethnographic Studies of Public Sector Reform 

- An interdisciplinary research network across Denmark, the UK, and Sweden

Legislative change and organisational reconfiguration have turned into a permanent condition for many public organisations. As a result, the work lives of public employees are characterized by the need to reconcile and adapt to competing programs and constantly revised legislation.

This research network aims to: 

  • examine implications of reform and legislative revision as a permanent condition in the North European public sectors.
  • to study the general and country-specific ways in which the civil services handle reform and change.
  • to question and broaden the predominantly economic understanding of the ‘effect’ and ‘impact’ of reforms.