Public governance and structural reforms

This one-week course discusses specific issues of good governance and structural reforms. The presentations draw on the ongoing political and academic discussions in member states of the European Union and candidate countries, and on Austria’s reform process and experience. The course also looks at other specific cases and experiences and highlights practical issues. It examines the regulatory role of the state, in which the quality of public governance and especially the establishment of the rule of law is important. Lecturers analyze reform goals and instruments in the context of the interrelationship between the public sector and markets, domestic and external. The strengths and weaknesses of particular reform strategies and the conditions for their successful implementation are examined. […]