Thank you to Corvinus University of Budapest, Dept. of Public Policy and Management, for hosting the 2017 IRSPM Annual Conference!
Theme of the Conference: The Culture and Context of Public Management
Recent and current developments in the European Union and elsewhere too exposed, with great clarity, dilemmas and issues related to such topics as: prospects and possible distortions of democratic and effective governance, the possibilities and limitations of accountable, integrity-based and effective policy making and implementation, the interplay between formal and informal institutions and so forth. These issues deserve attention not only from a regional perspective, but are intriguing and highly topical from a broad theoretical and practical perspective too.