International Institute of Administrative Sciences
International Review of Administrative Sciences vol:79 issue:1
This article discusses the concept and typology of Public Service Bargains (PSB), as first introduced by Schaffer (1973), and further developed by Hood and Lodge (2006). We consider the usefulness of the concept for studying the impact of administrative reforms on the role and position of top civil servants. Further we present the articles in this special issue, and portray the international collaboration from which they result. We conclude with some remarks on the contribution of this special issue to the theory and concept of Public Service Bargains.