The Reflections of Post-Fordism on Public Administration

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SOSYOEKONOMI, vol.28, no.45, pp.327-352, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 45
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.17233/sosyoekonomi.2020.03.19
  • Journal Name: SOSYOEKONOMI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-352
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


After 1970s, the working order of public institutions was affected by Post-Fordism therefore horizontal and flexible business relations started to strengthen in the public sector. The Post-Fordist transformation, in which the state's productive role develops as a regulator, designs the state in accordance with the governance mechanism, weakens the social welfare state by diverting production from the demand, and creates a state model that deals with supply-side problems, competition and innovative capacity. In this study, by using the literature review method, the effects of Post-Fordist production style on business life, public services, social welfare state, development policies, structure of public administration and public employment is analysed. As a result, in the new Post-Fordist era, the principles of flexibility, decentralization, multi-actorism and participation have come to the fore in public administration at macro and micromanagement levels.