Meritocracy - The Only Criterion to have a Professional Public Administration in the Civil Service

Gaqo Tanku, Shkelzen Imeri


This paper deals with appointments in public administration, as one of the frontline pillars of state foundation. After theoretical considerations, this article gives ideas and proposes solutions focusing on appointments and why in this moment the meritocracy is more important than anything. This essay tries to answer the following questions: Why is meritocracy important? Who are the integral components of meritocracy? How do you define it? Why proper structures do not pay much attention to meritocracy? How to extend its use? Another focus of this article is the concern on patronage and meritocracy concept, how to distinguish between them in daily practice. In such circumstances and especially on this moment of the Albanian state, it is important undertaking reforms for some change, not only to implement the law regarding appointments in the public administration but something more than that.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n6p165

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