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The Coordination of Public Sector Organizations

Shifting Patterns of Public Management

  • Geert Bouckaert
  • B. Guy Peters
  • Koen Verhoest

Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Concepts, Theories and Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 3-12
    3. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 13-33
    4. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 34-66
    5. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 67-92
  3. Specialization and Coordination in Seven Countries (1980–2005)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 95-113
    3. Eva Beuselincki
      Pages 114-131
    4. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 132-151
    5. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 152-169
    6. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 170-186
    7. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 187-207
    8. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 208-234
  4. Cross-Country Comparison

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Geert Bouckaert, B. Guy Peters, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 237-271
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-326

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the trajectories of creating specialized autonomous units. An analysis of the mechanisms and measures taken for granting autonomy to specialized autonomous units and subsequently to coordinating them back is described. The book shows a range of patterns in the dynamics of specialization and coordination over 25 years.

Keywords

autonomy coordination dynamics management methodology organization organizations public management Public Sector Organizations state

Authors and affiliations

  • Geert Bouckaert
    • 1
  • B. Guy Peters
    • 2
  • Koen Verhoest
    • 3
  1. 1.Catholic University of LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.University of PittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Public Management InstituteCatholic University of LeuvenBelgium

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