In November 2002 CARR held a major workshop on the theme of Public Management Policy Change. The purpose was to examine the process by which decisions are made to change government-wide institutional rules and routines that comprise public management policies. Such policies reflect political authorities' and central agencies' approaches and instruments to regulate the core public sector as a whole. The focus of the seminar was on the change process. Public management policy change is poorly understood as a process, most prominently outside the English-speaking countries. For that reason, participants were brought together to present papers on Germany, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Thailand. The revised papers are scheduled for publication in a symposium issue of the International Public Management Journal at the end of 2003.