An Organizational Approach to Public Governance: Understanding and Design

An Organizational Approach to Public Governance: Understanding and Design

by Morten Egeberg, Jarle Trondal

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ISBN-13: 9780198825074
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author



Morten Egeberg is Professor of Public Policy and Administration in the Department of Political Science and in the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo. His publications include Multilevel Union Administration. The Transformation of Executive Politics in Europe (Palgrave 2006) and Towards a New Executive Order in Europe? (edited with D. Curtin, Routledge 2009).
His main areas of academic interest include the role of organizational factors in political systems - such as the relationship between organizational and institutional forms on the one hand and decision-making processes on the other hand - but also changes in organizational and institutional forms. The research focuses especially on the European Commission, EU agencies, national executives, and the relationship between the EU level and the national level.

Jarle Trondal is Professor of Political Science and Management at the University of Agder and a Professor in the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo. His publications include An Emergent European Executive Order (OUP, 2010) and Governance in Turbulent Times (edited with K Ansell and M Ogard, OUP, 2016). His main academic interests include public administration and public governance, the EU as a political system, European integration and transformation, and the study of international public administration.

Table of Contents



1. An Organizational Approach to Public Governance: Understanding and Design
2. How Organizational Structure Affects Actual Power Relationships between Territorial Levels of Government
3. The Logic of Supranational Organization: The Case of the European Commission
4. Organization Structure, Demographic Background and Actual Behaviour: A Critical Case
5. Colliding Coordination Structures in Multilevel Systems of Government (and how to live with it)
6. Political Steering and Bureaucratic Autonomy: How Does Agencification Affect Public Governance?
7. Agencification and Location: Does Organizational Site Affect Public Governance?
8. Meta-Governance: On the Geographical Decentralization of Central Government Agencies
9. Organizing Public Governance: Design Implications

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