Administrative law is the tailpiece of Weberian bureaucracies. It serves to regulate the delegation of authority to bureaus as well as the rights and duties of the citizen vis-à-vis government. Since the emergence of NPM, not only more contractual relations in the public domain were created, roles also shifted: citizens became clients and co-producers, and administrations became providers and partners in public-public-private collaborations. We want to study whether and how public law incorporates these changes and whether and how a new equilibrium between public law and private law can be found. This research question is primarily answered by studying changes in the relations between the public sector and its employees and the tension between statutory and contractual employment.
Key interests: Public administration, contractual and statutory employment, management and law, labour law and HRM, personnel management, industrial relations.