List of contributors. From the Series Editor (J.D. White). Editorial statement (J.L. Perry). Studying the development and transformation of civil service systems: processes of de-institutionalization (H.A.J.G.M. Bekke). Leading the horse to water: transnational inducements to administrative reform (B. Nunberg). Public sector reform for building and recasting the welfare state: experiences in western Europe (J.C.N. Raadschelders, T.A.J. Toonen). The quest for a leaner, not a meaner government (G.C. Maas, Jr., F.K.M. Van Nispen). Performance-oriented public sector modernization in developing countries: meeting the implementation challenge (G.J. Reid). Job evaluation: white elephant on the path to public management reform? (L. Recascino Wise). Flexible federalism: the new trajectory of European integration? (L. Metcalfe). A laggard's tale: civil service and administrative reform in the United States (P.W. Ingraham). Development and reform of post-Sandinista Nicaraguan public administration (B.J. Perlman). The Egyptian civil service and the continuing challenge of reform (E.H. Valsan). The Argentine civil service: an unfinished search for identity (O. Oszlak).