Academic Publications

  1. Journal Articles
  2. Edited Volumes
  3. Book Chapters
  4. Working Papers

Journal Articles

2020, ‘Merit Recruitment, Tenure Protections and Public Service Motivation: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment with 7,300 Public Servants in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe’. Public Administration. Early online view, 10 November 2020. With Kim Sass Mikkelsen and Christian Schuster. View this article


2020, ‘Governing Illiberal Democracies: Democratic Backsliding and the Political Appointment of Top Officials in Hungary’. The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy 13(2). With Fanni Toth.


2020, ‘Top Officials in Turbulent Times: Converging Research Agendas in Europe East and West’. The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy 13(2). With Tobias Bach and Katarina Staronova. View this article


2020, ‘Now Wash Your Hands: Understanding Food Legislation Compliance in a Virtual Reality Restaurant Kitchen. CHI PLAY ’20: Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer – Human Interaction in Play. November 2020, pp. 169 – 180. With Martin Flintham, Richard Hyde, Paul Tennant and Stuart Moran. View this article

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2020, ‘A Cross-Cultural Basis for Public Service? Public Service Motivation Measurement Invariance in an Original Survey of 23,000 Public Servants in Ten Countries and Four World Regions’. International Public Management Journal. Early online view, 15 October 2020. With Kim Sass Mikkelsen and Christian Schuster. View this article


2020, Distorções de incentivo ao desempenho e redução de motivação no serviço público federal no Brasil. Revista do ServiçoPúblico-RSP 71(3). Early online view, 29 September 2020. WithIzabela Corrêa, Marizaura Camões, Kim Mikkelsen, and Christian Schuster. View this article


2020, ‘(Un)Principled Principals, (Un)Principled Agents: The Differential Effects of Managerial Civil Service Reforms on Corruption in Developing and OECD Countries’. Governance. Early online view, 26 August 2020. With Christian Schuster and Kim Sass Mikkelsen.  View this article


2020, ‘Stepping out of the Shadow of the Past: How Career Attributes Shape Ministerial Stability in Post-communist Democracies’. East European Politics. Early online view, 2 July 2020. With Mona Morgan-Collins.


2020, ‘Codes of Ethics, Disciplinary Codes, and the Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Frameworks: Evidence from a Survey of Civil Servants in Poland’. Review of Public Personnel Administration. Early online view, 10 August 2020. With Kim Sass Mikkelsen. View this article


2020, ‘Responding to COVID-19 through Surveys of Public Servants’. Public Administration Review. Early online view, 27 May 2020. With Christian Schuster, Lauren Weitzman, Kim Sass Mikkelsen, Katherine Bersch, Francis Fukuyama, Patricia Paskov, Daniel Rogger, DinshaMistree and Kerenssa Kay.


2020, ‘Oiling the Bureaucracy? Political Spending, Bureaucrats and the Resource Curse’. World Development 127. With Adam Harris, Rachel Sigman, Kim Sass Mikkelsen and Christian Schuster. View this article


2019, ‘The Causal Effect of Public Service Motivation on Ethical Behaviour in the Public Sector: Evidence from a Large-Scale Survey Experiment’. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 29(3): 445-459.With Kim Sass Mikkelsen and Christian Schuster.


2018, ‘Civil Service Management and Corruption: What We Know and What We Don’t Know’. Public Administration.Public Administration96(2): 276 – 285.With Kim Sass Mikkelsen and Christian Schuster.


2016, ‘Civil Service Laws, Merit, Politicization, and Corruption: The Perspective of Public Officials from Five East European Countries’. Public Administration94(4): 1105–1123. With Kim Sass Mikkelsen.


2016, ‘Party Patronage in Contemporary Democracies: Results from an Expert Survey in Twenty-Two Countries from Five Regions. European Journal of Political Research,55: 416-431. With Petr Kopecky, Francisco Panizza, GherardoScherlis, Christian Schuster and Maria Spirova.


2016, ‘Hidden Costs of Cuts: Austerity, Civil Service Management and the Motivation of Public Officials in Central and Eastern Europe after the Crisis’. European Journal of Government and Economics 5(2): 120-137. With Barbara Janta, Iveta Reinholde and Chris van Stolk.


2016, ‘Silent Professionalisation: EU Exposure and the Professional Socialisation of Public Officials in Central and Eastern Europe’. European Union Politics. 17(1): 162–183. With Will Lowe and Christian van Stolk.


2015, ‘A Case of Partial Convergence: The Europeanization of Central Government in Central and Eastern Europe’. Public Administration93(1): 230 – 247.With Christian van Stolk.


2013, ‘Danger Zones of Corruption: How Management of the Ministerial Bureaucracy Affects Corruption Risks in Poland’. Public Administration and Development 33(3): 191–204. With Paul Heywood.


2012, ‘Governing the Post-Communist State: Government Alternation and Senior Civil Service Politicisation in Central and Eastern Europe’. East European Politics 28(1): 1 -19. With Tim Veen. ‘East European Politics Prize for the best article published in 2012’.


2011, ‘The Durability of EU Civil Service Policy in Central and Eastern Europe’. Governance 24(2): 231-260.


2011, ‘Differential Legacy Effects: Three Propositions on the Impact of Administrative Traditions in Europe East and West’. Journal of European Public Policy 18(2): 311-322. With KutsalYesilkagit.


2009, ‘Varieties of Legacies: A Critical Review of Legacy Explanations of Public Administration Reform in East Central Europe’. International Review of Administrative Science 75(3): 563-581. ‘IRAS Prize for the best article published in 2009’.


2009, ‘The EU Timescape: From Notion to Research Agenda’. Journal of European Public Policy 16(2): 325 – 336. With Klaus Goetz.


2009, ‘Political Time in the EU: Dimensions, Perspectives, Theories’. Journal of European Public Policy16(2): 180 – 201. With Klaus Goetz.


2009, ‘Lietuvosvalstybéstarnyba: sékméspaslapt ysirtolesniovystymoalternatyvos’ (The Lithuanian Civil Service: Secrets of Success and Alternatives for Future Development). Public Policy and Administration 27: 7 – 15. With Vitalis Nakrosis.


2008, ‘The Changing Colours of the Post-Communist State: The Politicisation of the Senior Civil Service in Hungary’. European Journal of Political Research 47(1): 1-33.


2008, ‘The Europeanisation of National Political Systems: Parliaments and Executives’. Living Reviews in European Governance No.2008(2). With Klaus Goetz.


2008, ‘Varieties of Legacies. A Critical Review of Public Administration Reform in East Central Europe: A Critical Review’. EUI Working Paper MWP No. 2008/39.


2008, ‘Academic Staff Attitudes towards Electronic Learning in Arts and Sciences’. EURODL – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning 2008(1): 03.06.2008. With Vivien Rolfe, David Milne, Marcos Alcocer, Elaine Bentley.


2007, ‘Héritages, concurrence entre les partis et gouvernance de la fonctionpublique dans la Hongriepostcommuniste’ (Legacies, Party Competition and Civil Service Governance in Post-Communist Hungary). Critique International 35(2): 51-68.


2006, ‘The Institutionalization of Political Discretion in East-Central European Civil Services: The Case of Hungary’. Public Administration 84(3): 693-716.

2006, ‘The Rise of the Partisan State? Parties, Patronage and the Ministerial Bureaucracy in Hungary’. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 22(3): 274-294.


2004, ‘Civil Service Reform in Post-communist Europe: The Bumpy Road to Depoliticisation’. West European Politics 27(1) 69-101. 2001, ‘Getting on Track: Civil Service Reform in Post-communist Hungary’. Journal of European Public Policy 8(6): 960-979


2001, ‘Getting on Track: Civil Service Reform in Post-communist Hungary’. Journal of European PublicPolicy8(6): 960-979.


Edited Volumes

2016, Professionalisation of the Civil Service between Politics and Administration. ReSPA Conference Proceedings. Danilovgrad: ReSPA Publications. Editor of volume (10 chapters).


2013, Effective Policy-Making: How to Ensure Desired Changes through Successful Implementation of Policies. ReSPA Conference Proceedings Danilovgrad: ReSPA Publications. Editor of volume (15 chapters).


2009, The EU Timescape. Special issue of Journal of European Public Policy 16(2). With Klaus Goetz. Reprinted as Klaus Goetz and Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling (eds) (2012) The EU Timescape. London: Routledge.


Book Chapters

2017, ‘Bureaucracies in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans’. In Adam Fagan and Petr Kopecky (eds), Handbook of East European Politics. London: Routledge, pp. 126 – 138.


2016, ‘Introduction’. In Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling (Ed.), Professionalisation of the Civil Service between Politics and Administration. ReSPA Conference Proceedings. Danilovgrad: ReSPA Publications, pp. 7 – 17.


2016, ‘Merit Recruitment in the Western Balkans: How to Improve the Quality of Implementation?’ In Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling (Ed.) Professionalisation of the Civil Service between Politics and Administration. ReSPA Conference Proceedings. Danilovgrad: Danilovgrad: ReSPA Publications, pp. 19 – 34. 


2013, ‘Introduction and Recommendations’. In J-H. Meyer-Sahling (Ed.), Effective Policy-Making: How to Ensure Desired Changes through Successful Implementation of Policies. ReSPA Conference Proceedings. Danilovgrad: ReSPA Publications, pp. 8 – 19.


2013, ‘Civil Service Professionalization between Successful Rule Adoption and Ineffective Implementation’. In J-H. Meyer-Sahling (Ed.), Effective Policy-Making: How to Ensure Desired Changes through Successful Implementation of Policies. ReSPA Conference Proceedings. Danilovgrad: ReSPA Publications, pp. 117 – 131.


2012, ‘Capturing the State: Party Patronage in Hungary’. In Peter Mair, Petr Kopecky and Maria Spirova (eds), Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 163 – 185. With Krisztina Jáger.


2012, ‘Towards NPM-ization of the Post-Communist State?: Attitudes of Public Officials towards Models of Bureaucracy in Central and Eastern Europe’. In Martin Lodge and Kai Wegrich (eds), Executive Politics in Times of Crisis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 99 – 117. With Will Lowe and Christian van Stolk.


2012, ‘Rewards for High Public Office in Hungary’. In Marleen Brans and B. Guy Peters (eds), Rewards for High Public Office in Europe and North America. London: Routledge, pp. 209 – 228. With László Vass and Edit VassneVarga.


2010, ‘In Search of the Shadow of the Past: Legacy Explanations and Administrative Reform in East Central Europe’. In Martin Painter and B. Guy Peters (eds), Tradition and Public Administration. Palgrave Macmillan. Basingstoke, pp. 203-216.


2008, ‘The Rise of the Partisan State: Party Patronage in Hungary’. In. Petr Kopecky (ed.), Party Patronage in Central and Eastern Europe. London: Routledge, 24-47.


2001, ‘Methodological Frameworks for the Study of Politico-Administrative Relations and their Applicability in Post-communist Settings’. In Tony Verheijen (ed.), Politico-Administrative Relations: Who Rules?.Bratislava: NISPAcee, 45-63.


Working Papers

2016, ‘Glass Half Full? Or Half Empty? Civil Service Professionalization in the Western Balkans between Successful Rule Adoption and Ineffective Implementation’. NICEP Working Paper Series 2016-12.


2008, ‘Varieties of Legacies. A Critical Review of Public Administration Reform in East Central Europe: A Critical Review’. EUI Working Paper MWP No. 2008/39.


2007, ‘Temporality and European Governance: An Inventory’. Paper presented at Biennial Meeting of the European Union Studies Association in Montreal, May 2007.


2006, ‘De-politicisation through the Backdoor? EU Integration, Administrative Reform and Party Patronage in East Central Europe’. Paper presented at Joint Sessions of the European Consortium of Political Research in Nikosia, April 2006.