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Accountability in the Regulatory State

Martin Lodge and Lindsay Stirton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Regulation

September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 8962 words.

Accountability in regulation will never reach a state of ‘perfection’ and stability, but will remain, given competing values and shifting priorities, in a state of continued tension and...

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Bureaucracy in the Twenty-First Century

Kenneth J. Meier and Gregory C. Hill.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

June 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 8928 words.

Although numerous scholars claim the eminent demise of bureaucracy, this article argues that bureaucracy will not only survive in the twenty-first century but will flourish. The core of the...

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Change and Continuity in the Continental Tradition of Public Management

Isabella Proeller and Kuno Schedler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

June 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 10337 words.

This article aims to characterize French and German public administration and management, outline their specific reform trajectories, and indicate the influence both systems have had...

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Changes in the Organization of Public Services and their Effects on Employment Relations

Robert Hebdon and Ian Kirkpatrick.

in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

May 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 9614 words.

Few observers would dispute the fact that radical changes have been attempted in the funding and organization of public services in most developed countries. Increasingly the trend is said...

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Decentralization

Christopher Pollitt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

June 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 10525 words.

For the last quarter century or so, decentralization has been virtually unassailable. Almost everyone has been in favor of it, from the centralized French to the already decentralized...

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Inter-Organizational Networks in Health Care

Rod Sheaff and Jill Schofield.

in The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management

April 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Public Management and Administration. 10026 words.

Inter-organizational networks have proliferated in health systems, as has network research, but coherent explanations relating the varieties of health network to their respective...

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Introduction

Jon Pierre.

in The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics

December 2015; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Management and Administration; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 6984 words.

This handbook examines Swedish politics as well as institutional changes, political decision-making, foreign affairs, and political behavior. It discusses political change and political...

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Management Consultancy

Denis Saint-Martin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

June 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Public Management and Administration. 9579 words.

This article explores the key question: What accounts for the growing importance of management consultants in the public policy process? To do so, the article relies on...

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Narratives of Health Policy

Graeme Currie and Graham Martin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management

April 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 9799 words.

In this chapter we undertake a narrative analysis of health care policy reform. We consider the beguiling and rhetorical quality of health care policy reform, and how it positions “heroes”...

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Networks and Inter-Organizational Management

Erik-Hans Klijn.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

June 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public Management and Administration; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 10172 words.

This article provides a brief overview of the literature on networks and looks at what it has to tell us about policy processes and public management. In essence the literature on networks...

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