Publication
Title
Autonomy and regulation : explaining dynamics in the Flemish social housing sector
Author
Abstract
The autonomy of implementing agencies often seems to trigger reregulation of those agencies. Reregulation has two dimensions: the layering of different control mechanisms and the growth of the rules within those layers. Using a case study of social housing in Belgium, we explain the tendency to reregulate once autonomy is provided. We attribute the layering of rules to a conflict regarding oversight between the established legal profession and an ascending management profession. Crozier's vicious circle of bureaucratization helps to explain the growth of regulation within layers. The legal culture of the Rechtsstaat is a catalyst for both professional competition and bureaucratization.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Public administration / Royal Institute of Public Administration [London] - London
Publication
London : 2015
ISSN
0033-3298
Volume/pages
93:4(2015), p. 1068-1083
ISI
000367352400014
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UAntwerpen
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Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 24.09.2015
Last edited 01.08.2017
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