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Title
Autonomy and regulation of state agencies : reinforcement, indifference or compensation?
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Abstract
This paper analyses the relationships between the autonomy and regulation of state agencies in Norway, Ireland and Flanders (Belgium). The empirical basis is provided by broad surveys of public sector organizations carried out in 20022004. Three hypotheses on these relationships are formulated and examined, indicating different patterns. The reinforcement hypothesis, stating a negative relationship does not get any support. On the other hand, the compensation hypothesis, stating a positive relationship gets some support. In general, however, the indifference hypothesis, stating low or no correlations seems to be the most adequate. The hypotheses are also linked to prevalent administrative doctrines, and the empirical findings indicate how relevant they are.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Public organization review. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : 2008
ISSN
1566-7170
Volume/pages
8:2(2008), p. 155-174
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 21.11.2016