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Government agencies : practices and lessons from 30 countries

Author: Koen Verhoest
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Public sector organizations.
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Why do governments create semi-autonomous public organizations, called 'agencies'? How do agency types and their prevalence differ across countries and time? How are agencies controlled and held accountable? How autonomous are they? How have (post)-New Public Management ideas affected agencification policies in Europe and beyond? How do governments attempt to restore transparency and coordination in a fragmented
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Government agencies
(DLC) 2011048619
(OCoLC)748328872
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Koen Verhoest
ISBN: 9780230359512 0230359515 9780230354364 023035436X
OCLC Number: 818123729
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 474 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part I. Agencification as a Global Phenomenon: 1. Introduction / Koem Verhoest, Sandra Van Thiel, Geert Bouckaert and Per Lægreid; Comparing Agencies across Countries / Sandra Van Thiel --
Part II. Agencification in Different Politico-Administrative Traditions: Section 2.1 Agencification in Anglo-American countries: Australia / Chris Aulich and Roger Wettenhall; Ireland / Muiris MacCarthaigh and Richard Boyle; New Zealand / Rovert Gregory; United Kingdom / Oliver James, Alice Moseley, Nicolai Petrovsky and George Boyne; The United States of America / B. Guy Peters; Comparing Agencification in Anglo-American Countries / John Halligan and Oliver James --
Section 2.2. Agencification in Latin Countries: Belgium / Koen Verhoest, Sara Demuzere and Jan Rommel; France / François Lafarge; Italy / Edoardo Ongaro, Davide Galli, Dario Barbieri and Paolo Fedele; Spain / Salvador Parrado; Portugal / Silvia M. Mendes, Patrícia Gomes and Joaquin Filipe Araújo; Comparing Agencification in Latin Countries / Edoardo Ongaro, Salvador Parrado and Koen Verhoest --
Section 2.3. Agencification in Continental Countries: Austria / Gerhard Hammerschmid, Arndt Krischok and Karin Steigenberger; Germany / Tobias Bach; Netherlands / Kutsal Yesilkagit and Sandra Van Thiel; Switzerland / Reto Steiner and Etienne Huber; Comparing Agencification in Continental Countries / Tobias Bach and Etienne Huber --
Section 2.4. Agencification in Nordic Countries: Denmark / Morten Balle Hansen and Vibeke Normann. Andersen; Finland / Ari Salminen, Olli-Pekka Viinamäki and Johanna Sokisuu; Norway / Per Lægreid, Paul G. Roness and Kristin Rubecksen; Sweden / Birgitta Niklasson; Comparing Agencification in Nordic Countries / Morten Balle Hansen, Per Lægreid, Jon Pierre and Ari Salminen --
Section 2.5. Agencification in CEE Countries: Croatia / Ivan Koprić and Anamarija Musa; Estonia / Külli Sarapuu; Hungary / György Hajnal; Lithuania / Vitalis Nakrošis and Martinaitis Žilvinas; Romania / Cǎlin E. Hinţea, Adrian V. Hudrea and Dan O. Balica; Slovakia / Juraj Nemec; Comparing Agencification in Central and Eastern Europe / Tiina Randma-Liiv, Vitalis Nakrošis and György Hajnal --
Section 2.6. Agencification in Eastern and African Countries: Hong Kong / Martin Painter. Israel / David Levi-Faur and Shimon Livshitz; Tanzania / Andrew Sulle; Pakistan / Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Jadoon, Nasira Jabeen and Aisha Rizwan; Thailand / Bidhya Bowornwathana; Comparing Agencification in Eastern and African Countries / Martin Painter --
Section 2.7. Agencification at Supranational Level: European Union (EU) Agencies / Edoardo Ongaro, Dario Barbieri, Nicola Bellé and Paolo Fedele --
Part III. Current Challenges in Agnecifrication in Europe and Beyond: Lessons and Recommendations for the Practice of Agencification / Sandra van Thiel, Koen Verhoest, Geert Bouckaert and Per Lægreid.
Series Title: Public sector organizations.
Responsibility: edited by Koen Verhoest, Sandra van Thiel, Per Lægreid.
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