Title
Autonomy and regulation of state agencies : reinforcement, indifference or compensation? Autonomy and regulation of state agencies : reinforcement, indifference or compensation?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
,
Subject
Sociology
Politics
Source (journal)
Public organization review. - Place of publication unknown
Volume/pages
8(2008) :2 , p. 155-174
ISSN
1566-7170
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/20e16c/2321f7f6c0b.pdf