Politicization of Civil Service in Slovakia: Case Study of Selected Ministries in 2004-2014 Cover Image

Politicization of Civil Service in Slovakia: Case Study of Selected Ministries in 2004-2014
Politicization of Civil Service in Slovakia: Case Study of Selected Ministries in 2004-2014

Author(s): NAĎA ADAMICOVÁ, Katarina Staronova
Subject(s): Civil Society, Public Administration, Government/Political systems, Politics and society, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: top civil service; politicization; turnover; Slovakia; Central Europe;
Summary/Abstract: Politicization of top civil service in Central and Eastern Europe has been discussed among both academics and practitioners for some time now. It has been concluded that the politicization of civil servants has resurged since the accession into the EU, which has lead to a great deal of uncertainty among civil service. Nevertheless, the evidence on turnover is mostly stemming from interviews and expert survey since CEE countries lack basic data on HR functions. This paper wants to address this gap and looks into turnover data [both scope and depth) among top civil service officials at the six Slovak ministries between 2004 and 2014. During this period, the Slovak government was completely changed three times.

  • Page Range: 86-93
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English