The research of government reform is undertaken from three different theoretical approaches of a global norm, a politico-bureaucratic decision, and a policy transfer approach. Each approach has usually rested upon conventional quantitative or qualitative methodology (or both); however, this article argues that integrative methodology may be necessary to uncover structural mechanisms that underlie common government reforms. Various states as well as discover the unique impacts of the contextual conditions of each state. In a combination of the two conventional ones, it pursues two different and sometimes conflicting purposes synthetically such as generalising commonness of selected cases and particularising the uniqueness of each. Uncover structural mechanisms that underlie social realities and discover contextual impacts on them that redress existing universal models and articulate alternate ones that are applicable to different situations. In accordance, it is possible to make a generalisation of regional governing norms that are distinct from global ones through intensive examinations of particular features of an individual state.