Public Sector Organizations

Autonomy and Control of State Agencies

Comparing States and Agencies

Authors: Verhoest, K., Roness, P., Verschuere, B., Rubecksen, K., MacCarthaigh, M.

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By comparing the autonomy, control and internal management of public organizations, this book show how New Public Management doctrines work out in three small European states with different politico-administrative regimes. Using survey data on 226 state agencies, hypotheses drawing on organization theory and neo-institutional schools are tested.

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KOEN VERHOEST is Assistant Professor and Research Manager at the Public Management Institute, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

PAUL G. RONESS is Professor at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway.

BRAM VERSCHUERE is Lecturer in Public Management at University College Ghent, Belgium.  He previously worked at the Public Management Institute (KU Leuven). 
 
KRISTIN RUBECKSEN is Research Fellow in the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway.  

MUIRIS MACCARTHAIGH is Research Officer at the Institute of Public Administration, Dublin, Ireland.

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"This book is a major contribution to the literature on agencification...holds a place among the most important books to appear on agencification this decade...an important, convincing and valuable book."

- West European Politics


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autonomy and Control of State Agencies
Book Subtitle
Comparing States and Agencies
Authors
Series Title
Public Sector Organizations
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27727-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230277274
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57765-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36735-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 311
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