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Best Comparative Paper Award NISPAcee 2016

The Joint International Adjudication Committee of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Affairs in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA), including Professors B. Guy Peters (University of Pittsburgh, Chair), and Juraj Nemec (Masaryk University), has selected the paper entitled:

Fiscal Crisis and Expenditure Cuts:The Influence of Public Management Practices onCutback Strategies in Europe”

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Authors: Ringa Raudla (Tallinn University of Technology), James W. Douglas (University of North Carolina at Charlotte),Tiina Randma-Liiv (Tallinn University of Technology) and Riin Savi (Tallinn University of Technology)

2015- Tatjana Jovanovic (University of Ljubljana), Aleksander Aristovnik (University of Ljubljana) and Tereza Rogic Lugaric (University of Zagreb):

"The construction of regulations in Slovenia and Croatia – material and procedural aspects between public and private interests”

2014- Riin Savi, (Tallinn University of Technology), Estonia and Aleksandrs Cepilov, (Tallinn University of Technology), Estonia:

"The Role of Agencies and Street-Level Bureaucrats in Cutback Management: Comparing the Cases of Estonia and Latvia"

2014- Walter Kickert, (Erasmus University), Netherlands; Tiina Randma-Liiv, (Tallinn University of Technology), Estonia and Riin Savi, (Tallinn University of Technology), Estonia:

"Politics of Fiscal Consolidation in Europe: A Comparative Analysis"

2013- Vitalis Nakrošis, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Žilvinas Martinaitis, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, Dan Balica Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, Adrian Hudrea, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

"Ex post control and steering of government agencies in Lithuania and Romania"

2012- Karin Hilmer Pedersen, Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University, Denmark, Lars Johannsen, Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University, Denmark

"Pluralism in Public Administration and Shared Values: The Baltic countries"

2011- Veronica Junjan, Department of Social Risks and Safety Studies, University of Twente, Diana-Camelia Iancu, Faculty of Public Administration, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania

"Post EU accession reforms in Central and Eastern European countries: Who will (continue to) bother?"