Public Administration and Governance of Small States

Leno Saarniit, Lecturer, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

The seminar focuses on the characteristics of public services in small states and their influence on policy-making and implementation.

Reading material

Benedict, B. (1966). “Sociological Characteristics of Small Territories and Their Implications for Economic Development”, in M. Banton (ed.) The Social Anthropology of Complex Societies. London: Tavistock Publications, pp. 23–36.

Farrugia, Ch. (1993). “The special working environment of senior administrators in small states”, World Development, 21(2): 221-226.

Larmour, P. and Barcham, M. (2006). “National Integrity Systems in Small Pacific Island States”, Public Administration and Development 26, pp. 173-184.

Panke, D. (2010). “Small states in the European Union: structural disadvantages in EU policy-making and counter-strategies”, Journal of European Public Policy 17(6): 799-817.

Sarapuu, K. (2010). “Comparative Analysis of State Administrations: The Size of States as an Independent Variable”, Halduskuultur – Administrative Culture 11(1): 30-43.