Institutional Isomorphism in the Ukrainian Public Administration Reform

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Khambekova, Kristina
Demianchuk, Oleksandr
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The reform of the public service in Ukraine is discussed from the theory of institutional isomorphism perspective. European integration intentions have conditioned the efforts on increasing the efficiency of Ukrainian public administration system as a whole and the public services in particular. It is shown that the coercive isomorphism has two components - implementation of new progressive models by the Western standards and keeping the old administrative system and functions inherited from the Soviet times. Since 2014 (after signing the Association Agreement with the European Union and the worsening of relations with the Russian Federation) the progressive transformations become dominating and we may talk about the third step of institutional isomorphism, the normative one. Together with the new laws and regulations, which fix the transformation achievements, it takes place a professionalization of the cadres in the public administration system according to the EU standards, norms and practices.
neo-institutionalism, institutional isomorphism, European integration, public administration reform in Ukraine, article
Khambekova K. Institutional Isomorphism in the Ukrainian Public Administration Reform / Kristina Khambekova, Oleksandr Demianchuk // Studii Europene. - Chişinău, 2017. - nr. 10. - P. 109-121.