Executive Agencies, Ministers, and Departments: Can Policy and Management Ever be Separated?

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/2307
dc.identifier.uri http://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/2333
dc.contributor.author Verschuere, B.
dc.contributor.author Bach, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-17T08:34:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-17T08:34:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Verschuere, B.; Bach, T.: Executive Agencies, Ministers, and Departments: Can Policy and Management Ever be Separated?. In: Administration and Society 44 (2012), Nr. 2, S. 183-206. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399711412918
dc.description.abstract The creation of executive agencies outside core departments has been a major element of administrative reforms throughout Europe during the past two decades, driven by a managerial logic, which also has been at the core of most academic works on "agencification." In this article, the authors take a different perspective by focusing on executive agencies' influence in the policy process. The authors analyze the policy influence of a large executive agency with service delivery tasks in the context of a parliamentary system of government (Flanders, Belgium). A comparison of the agency's influence in two major policy processes shows that a complex interplay of policy content, patterns of interaction, and mutual trust with the political leadership and organizational characteristics helps in explaining the observed patterns of influence. The findings also raise normative concerns regarding potential problems of disconnecting operations from policy formulation via agencification. © 2012 SAGE Publications. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher London : SAGE Publications Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Administration and Society 44 (2012), Nr. 2
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dc.subject agencification eng
dc.subject bureaucratic discretion eng
dc.subject delegation eng
dc.subject executive agencies eng
dc.subject policy formulation eng
dc.subject political control eng
dc.subject public transport eng
dc.subject.ddc 350 | Öffentliche Verwaltung ger
dc.title Executive Agencies, Ministers, and Departments: Can Policy and Management Ever be Separated?
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 0095-3997
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399711412918
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 2
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 44
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 183
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage 206
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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