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Agencies : how governments do things through semi-autonomous organizations

Author: Christopher Pollitt; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Hounmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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Many countries now use agencies rather than ministries to deliver central government services. There have been many claims about the benefits of organizing and delivering government in this way, but there has been little research into how they work in practice. Agencies both reviews existing theories and models of 'agentification' and adds detailed analysis of major new empirical evidence. Based partly on a major  Read more...
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Agencies.
Hounmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
(DLC) 2004052090
(OCoLC)55286689
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Pollitt; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230504868 0230504868
OCLC Number: 312463823
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 309 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Tables and Figures --
Acknowledgements --
PART I: SETTING THE SCENE --
Agencies: The Context --
Modern Agencies: The Ideal Type --
PART II: AGENCIES IN FOUR COUNTRIES: A COMPARISON --
Finland --
The Netherlands --
Sweden --
The United Kingdom --
PART III: COMPARING TASKS --
Prisons --
Meteorology --
Forestry --
Social Security --
PART IV: CONCLUSIONS --
Conclusions --
Appendix I: The EUROPAIR Project.
Responsibility: Christopher Pollitt [and others].
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