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Institutional Theory in Political Science: The New Institutionalism
Institutionalism old and new the roots of the new institutionalism - "normative institutionalism" rational choice theory and institutional theory the legacy of the past - historical institutionalism
Governance, Politics and the State
Introduction: What is Governance? PART 1: PERSPECTIVES ON GOVERNANCE Different Ways to Think About Governance Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives on Governance Why the Concern with Governance
The study of organisational autonomy: a conceptual review
We argue that contemporary research on the influence of organisational autonomy on performance in public organisations uses a diverse and a too restrictive conceptualisation of autonomy. After
Governance without government? Rethinking public administration
The concept of governance has come to be used more commonly in the discussion of public administration, but the meaning of the term is not always clear. There is a growing body of European literature
Interactive Governance: Advancing the Paradigm
Introduction 1. The Governance Debate and the Rise of Interactive Governance 2. Governance in other Disciplines: One Approach or Many? 3. Power and Politics In Interactive Governance 4. Measuring
The Coordination of Public Sector Organizations: Shifting Patterns of Public Management
PART I: CONCEPTS, THEORIES AND METHODOLOGY The Main Argument: Specialization without Coordination is Centrifugal Coordination: What is it and Why Should we have it? Resources, Mechanisms and
The Politics of Bureaucracy: An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration
1. Public Administration and Governing 2. Political Culture and Public Administration 3. Recruiting Public Personnel 4. Problems of Administrative Structure 5. The Politics of Bureaucracy 6. The
The Politics of Path Dependency: Political Conflict in Historical Institutionalism
The conventional critique of institutional theory, and especially historical institutionalism, is that it is incapable of coping with change. We argue for the importance of political conflict as a