Strange bedfellows: Federal systems and performance management

  • Authors: Stephen Jones, Geert Bouckaert, Patrick Fafard and Luc Bernier
  • Format: Journal Article
  • Published Date: 12 September 2018


This paper offers the first link between models of the measurement and management of performance and the dimensions of governance arrangements in federal systems. Four ideal type approaches to governance in federal systems are correlated against four ideal types of measuring and managing performance. The paper develops a model that will support empirical research examining reform trajectories where evolving systems of federalism require evolving systems to manage performance in joint arrangements between levels of government.

An output from the ANZSOG-funded project "Performance federalism in Australia".

Suggested citation

Jones, S., Bouckaert, G., Fafard, P. and Bernier, L. (2018). Strange bedfellows: Federal systems and performance management. Regional & Federal Studies, early online, doi 10.1080/13597566.2018.1517086.