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Public Administration in Argentina: Characterization and Analysis of the Political–Institutional Dynamic *

The Emerald Handbook of Public Administration in Latin America

ISBN: 978-1-83982-677-1, eISBN: 978-1-83982-676-4

Publication date: 12 January 2021

Abstract

Administrative reforms in Argentina have followed an irregular trajectory as a result of the penetration of patronage in the state apparatus. Extensive politicization has impeded the development of a univocal and stable civil service at the national level.

In this context, the goal of this chapter is to analyze the characteristics of the federal civil service in its interaction with actors and institutions of the political system during the 2004–2014 period. The study reveals two main findings: (1) a diversity of bureaucratic formats coexist in the country, both formally and informally; and (2) the relationships between the administration and the political system vary according to the predominant bureaucratic format.

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Acknowledgements

In this project, students have also worked as assistants: Pablo Balan, Clara Rigou, Federico Tiberti, and Antonella Bandiera of the University of San Andrés. We also thank the collaboration of Laura Cafarelli, a graduate of the Master of Public Policy and Management at the University of San Andrés.

Citation

Iacoviello, M., Pando, D. and Llano, M. (2021), "Public Administration in Argentina: Characterization and Analysis of the Political–Institutional Dynamic * ", Peters, B.G., Tercedor, C.A. and Ramos, C. (Ed.) The Emerald Handbook of Public Administration in Latin America, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 23-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83982-676-420201003

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