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Government Agencies

Practices and Lessons from 30 Countries

  • Koen Verhoest
  • Sandra Van Thiel
  • Geert Bouckaert
  • Per Lægreid

Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Agencification As a Global Phenomenon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Koen Verhoest, Sandra Van Thiel, Geert Bouckaert, Per Lœgreid
      Pages 3-17
    3. Sandra Van Thiel
      Pages 18-26
  3. Agencification in Different Politico-Administrative Traditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Agencification in Anglo-American Countries

      1. Chris Aulich, Roger Wettenhall
        Pages 29-39
      2. Muiris MacCarthaigh, Richard Boyle
        Pages 40-50
      3. Robert Gregory
        Pages 51-56
      4. Oliver James, Alice Moseley, Nicolai Petrovsky, George Boyne
        Pages 57-68
      5. B. Guy Peters
        Pages 69-76
      6. John Halligan, Oliver James
        Pages 77-82
    3. Agencification in Latin Countries

      1. Koen Verhoest, Sara Demuzere, Jan Rommel
        Pages 84-97
      2. Franҫois Lafarge
        Pages 98-109
      3. Edoardo Ongaro, Davide Galli, Dario Barbieri, Paolo Fedele
        Pages 110-121
      4. Salvador Parrado
        Pages 122-132
      5. Silvia M. Mendes, Patrícia Gomes, Joaquim Filipe Araújo
        Pages 133-144
      6. Edoardo Ongaro, Salvador Parrado, Koen Verhoest
        Pages 145-154
    4. Agencification in Continental Countries

      1. Gerhard Hammerschmid, Arndt Krischok, Karin Steigenberger
        Pages 156-165
      2. Tobias Bach
        Pages 166-178
      3. Kutsal Yesilkagit, Sandra Van Thiel
        Pages 179-190
      4. Reto Steiner, Etienne Huber
        Pages 191-202
      5. Tobias Bach, Etienne Huber
        Pages 203-210
    5. Agencification in Nordic Countries

      1. Morten Balle Hansen, Vibeke Normann Andersen
        Pages 212-222
      2. Ari Salminen, Olli-Pekka Viinamäki, Johanna Jokisuu
        Pages 223-233
      3. Per Lœgreid, Paul G. Roness, Kristin Rubecksen
        Pages 234-244
      4. Birgitta Niklasson
        Pages 245-258
      5. Morten Balle Hansen, Per Lœgreid, Jon Pierre, Ari Salminen
        Pages 259-264
    6. Agencification in CEE Countries

      1. Ivan Koprić, Anamarija Musa
        Pages 266-276
      2. Külli Sarapuu
        Pages 277-287
      3. Gyӧrgy Hajnal
        Pages 288-299
      4. Vitalis Nakrošis, Martinaitis Žilvinas
        Pages 300-311
      5. Călin E. Hinţea, Adrian V. Hudrea, Dan O. Balica
        Pages 312-322
      6. Juraj Nemec
        Pages 323-334
      7. Tiina Randma-Liiv, Vitalis Nakrošis, Gyӧrgy Hajnal
        Pages 335-340
    7. Agencification in Eastern and African Countries

      1. Martin Painter
        Pages 342-352
      2. David Levi-Faur, Shimon Livshitz
        Pages 353-362
      3. Andrew Sulle
        Pages 363-371
      4. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Jadoon, Nasira Jabeen, Aisha Rizwan
        Pages 372-380
      5. Bidhya Bowornwathana
        Pages 381-392
    8. Agencification at Supranational Level

      1. Edoardo Ongaro, Dario Barbieri, Nicola Bellé, Paolo Fedele
        Pages 400-410
  4. Current Challenges in Agencification in Europe and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Sandra Van Thiel, Koen Verhoest, Geert Bouckaert, Per Lœgreid
      Pages 413-439
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 441-474

About this book

Introduction

This book describes and compares how semi-autonomous agencies are created and governed by 30 governments. It leads practitioners and researchers through the crowded world of agencies, describing their tasks, autonomy, control and history. Evidence-based lessons and recommendations are formulated to improve agencification policies in post-NPM times.

Keywords

Europe Germany Government Israel

Editors and affiliations

  • Koen Verhoest
    • 1
  • Sandra Van Thiel
    • 2
  • Geert Bouckaert
    • 1
  • Per Lægreid
    • 3
  1. 1.Public Management InstituteCatholic University of LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Public AdministrationErasmus UniversityRotterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.Department of Administration and Organization TheoryUniversity of BergenNorway

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