Re-ordering municipal administration: New Public Management on the example of municipal real estate management in Frankfurt and Berlin
|Project Management:||Susanne Heeg & Marit Rosol|
|Application:||Susanne Heeg & Josef Esser (†)|
The "modernization" of the municipal administrations must be seen as conflictual and contradictory process that is influenced by international models as well as local actors from politics, administration and business. We assume that the local adaptation can only be understood on account of the institutional arrangements and political regulations. The concepts of the so-called New Public Management (NPM) or the Neues Steuerungsmodell (NSM) we consider it as legitimizing power-knowledge for the restructuring of local government.
Within this framework, our research focuses on the question of how these transformations take place with focus on municipal real estate administration in the cities of Berlin and Frankfurt am Main in discourses, strategies and practices. In each case the following questions are central to the analysis: