Governance of Public Sector Organizations

Proliferation, Autonomy and Performance

  • Per Lægreid
  • Koen Verhoest

Part of the Governance and Public Management book series (GPM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Reforming Public Sector Organizations

    1. Per Lægreid, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 1-18
  3. Proliferation and Specialization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Per Lægreid, Vidar W. Rolland, Paul G. Roness, John-Erik Ågotnes
      Pages 21-43
    3. Jan Rommel, Koen Verhoest, Joery Matthys
      Pages 66-85
  4. Autonomy and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Martin Painter, John P. Burns, Wai-Hang Yee
      Pages 111-132
    3. Dario Barbieri, Paolo Fedele, Davide Galli, Edoardo Ongaro
      Pages 133-154
  5. Performance and Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Marie-Ève Quenneville, Claude Laurin, Nicole Thibodeau
      Pages 157-176
    3. Marieke van Genugten
      Pages 177-194
    4. Koen Verhoest, Bram Verschuere, Falke Meyers, Andrew Sulle
      Pages 211-232
  6. Post-NPM and Whole-of-Government: Increased Complexity

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 298-343

About this book


Governance of Public Sector Organizations a nalyzes recent changes in government administration by focusing on organizational forms and their effects. Contributors to this edited volume demonstrate how generations of reform result in increased complexity of government organizations, and explain this layering process with multiple theories.


governance Government Policy Public Sector Organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Per Lægreid
    • 1
  • Koen Verhoest
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Administration and Organization TheoryUniversity of BergenNorway
  2. 2.Public Management InstituteCatholic University of LeuvenBelgium

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