Governance Of Public Sector Organizations: Proliferation, Autonomy and Performance

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorPer Laegreid

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Governance of Public Sector Organizations analyzes recent changes in government administration by focusing on organizational forms and their effects. Contributors to this edited volume demonstrate how generations of reform result in increased complexity of government organizations, and explain this layering process with multiple theories.

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Governance of Public Sector Organizations analyzes recent changes in government administration by focusing on organizational forms and their effects. Contributors to this edited volume demonstrate how generations of reform result in increased complexity of government organizations, and explain this layering process with multiple theori...

PER LÆGREID is Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway. He has published extensively on public sector reform and institutional change from a comparative perspective. His recent books include OrganizationTheoryand the Public Sector, Transcending New Public Management, and Autonomy and Regulation. He has recently published article...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.81 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230238203

ISBN - 13:9780230238206

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Table of Contents

Reforming Public sector organizations; P.Lægreid & K.Verhoest
PART I: PROLIFERATION AND SPECIALIZATION
The Structural Autonomy of the Norwegian State: Increased Specialization or a Pendulum Shift?; P.Lægreid, V.W.Rolland, P.G.Roness, & J-E.Ågotnes
The Agency Landscape in Hungary 2002-2006; G.Hajnal
Specialization and Fragmentation in Regulatory Regimes; J.Rommel, K.Verhoest & J.Matthys
PART II: AUTONOMY AND CONTROL
Policy and Management Autonomy of Federal Agencies in Germany; T.Bach
Explaining Autonomy in Public Agencies: the Case of Hong Kong; M.Painter, J.P.Burns & W-H.Yee
Determinants of Result-based Control in Italian Agencies; D.Barbieri, P.Fedele, D.Gall & E.Ongaro
PART III: PERFORMANCE AND RESULTS
The Long-run Performance of Decentralized Agencies in Québec; M-E.Quenneville, C.Laurin & N.Thibodeau
Comparing Impacts of Modes of Governance; M.Van Genuchten
Are Regulatory Agencies Delivering What they Promise?; M.Maggetti
Performance of Public Sector Organizations: Do Managerial Tools Matter?; K.Verhoest, B.Verschuere, F.Meyers & A.Sulle
PART IV: POST-NPM AND WHOLE -OF-GOVERNMENT: INCREASED COMPLEXITY
Post-PNM Responses to Disaggregation through Coordinating Horizontally and Integrating Governance; J.Halligan
Increased Complexity in Public Organizations – the Challenges of Combining NPM and POST-NPM features; T.Christensen & P.Laegreid
Organizing Public Sector Agencies: Challenges and Reflections; K.Verhoest & P.Laegreid

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'Global reform of governmental bureaucracies during the past 20 years or so has left academics and practitioners alike with a multitude of new questions, to which many old answers are no longer relevant. This book – at once comprehensive yet sharply focused in its scope – is an invaluable contribution to the search for new answers. It deserves to be widely read.' - Robert Gregory, Professor of Political Science, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand