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The Whole‐of‐Government Approach to Public Sector Reform
In this article, the authors discuss “whole-of-government” initiatives as a reaction to the negative effects of New Public Management reforms such as structural devolution, “single-purposeExpand
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TRUST IN GOVERNMENT: The Relative Importance of Service Satisfaction, Political Factors, and Demography
This paper focuses on trust in government, meaning the parliament, the cabinet, the civil service, local councils, political parties, and politicians. Trust is measured in terms of specificExpand
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Organization Theory and the Public Sector: Instrument, Culture and Myth
Public sector organizations are fundamentally different to their private sector counterparts. They are multi-functional, follow a political leadership, and the majority do not operate in an externalExpand
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The Challenge of Coordination in Central Government Organizations: The Norwegian Case
This paper addresses coordination problems in central government by focusing on the Norwegian case. The main research questions are: What are the experiences of civil servants concerning horizontalExpand
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Government agencies : practices and lessons from 30 countries
PART I: AGENCIFICATION AS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON Introduction K.Verhoest & S.Van Thiel Comparing Agencies across Countries S.Van Thiel PART II: AGENCIFICATION IN DIFFERENT POLITICO-ADMINISTRATIVEExpand
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Performance Management in Practice: the Norwegian Way
In this paper we will examine how the Norwegian system of performance management, Management-By-Objectives-And-Results (MBOR), has been adopted in civil service organizations. We will look at MBOR asExpand
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Complexity and Hybrid Public Administration—Theoretical and Empirical Challenges
This article provides a greater understanding of hybrid public administration. Different generations of public sector reforms have accentuated hybrid and complex features of public organizations,Expand
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Regulatory Agencies—The Challenges of Balancing Agency Autonomy and Political Control
In this article we focus on the dynamic interplay between increase in autonomy of regulatory agencies and political control of those agencies. The general research issues are the weak empiricalExpand
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Governance of Public Sector Organizations: Proliferation, Autonomy and Performance
Reforming Public sector organizations P.Laegreid & K.Verhoest PART I: PROLIFERATION AND SPECIALIZATION The Structural Autonomy of the Norwegian State: Increased Specialization or a Pendulum Shift?Expand
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