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Agencies : How Governments Do Things Through Semi-Autonomous Organizations - Christopher Pollitt

Agencies

How Governments Do Things Through Semi-Autonomous Organizations

Hardcover Published: 15th October 2004
ISBN: 9781403933225
Number Of Pages: 304

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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 international research project and partly on a reinterpretation of the existing literature, this book gets inside the world of agencies and ministries. An in-depth analysis of agencies in four EU countries serves as a basis for testing alternative theoretical models and developing a new approach to the complexities of contemporary government.

Agencies : the contextp. 3
Modern agencies - the ideal typep. 30
Finlandp. 49
The Netherlandsp. 63
Swedenp. 79
The United Kingdomp. 97
Prisonsp. 117
Meteorologyp. 147
Forestryp. 183
Social securityp. 216
Conclusionsp. 245
The EUROPAIR research projectp. 267
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ISBN: 9781403933225
ISBN-10: 1403933227
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15th October 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1