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Competing principles of agency organization – the reorganization of a reform
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2011-10)
This paper focuses on the following research questions: a) What are the principles of structural organization evident in the welfare administrative reform adopted by Norway in 2005? b) How was this complex mix of ...
Trust in Government – the Significance of Attitudes Towards Democracy, the Public Sector and Public Sector Reforms
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-04)
This paper examines trust in government along three dimensions: general levels of trust, trust in political bodies and actors and trust in the civil service. In correlating trust in government with citizens’ general ...
NPM and Beyond – Leadership, Culture, and Demography
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2007-06)
In this paper we ask what happens to NPM and post-NPM reform elements when they encounter the realities of the Norwegian civil service. The empirical data used in the analysis are taken mainly from surveys of civil ...
Ethics, NPM and post-NPM. A study of patterns and tensions in the central civil service
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2009-06)
Ethics in public organizations have received more attention in recent decades, partly as a result of waves of public reforms. In this paper we first define ethics in public organizations taking a broad approach based on ...
Reform of the Employment and Welfare Administrations - the Challenges of Co-ordinating Diverse Public Organisations
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2006-12)
This paper addresses one of the most comprehensive structural reforms in recent Norwegian administrative history: a merger of the employment and national insurance administrations, combined with more formal collaboration ...
Implementation of Merger: Lessons from the Norwegian Welfare Bureaucracy
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2008-08)
This paper aims to contribute to scholarly knowledge about public-sector mergers by analyzing a recent merger in the Norwegian welfare bureaucracy. The merger studied is one of the largest oriented reforms in recent ...
Changing accountability relations - the forgotten side of public sector reforms
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2011-06)
In this paper we investigate how a major reform in the civil service changed accountability relationships. We seek to explain these changes using a transformative approach that combines structural, cultural and environmental ...
Etablering av forvaltningsenhetene og pensjonsenhetene i NAV - en gjennomtenkt reorganisering med positive effekter?
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2011-02)
Living in the past? - tenure, roles and attitudes in the central civil service
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2008-01)
In this paper we describe the changes that have taken place in the Norwegian civil service over the past 30 years, spanning the period of the ‘old public administration’, the New Public Management era and finally the ...
Performance Management and Public Sector Reform: The Norwegian Hospital Reform
(Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
When New Public Management (NPM) reforms are introduced in various countries, one central element in the balance between political control and institutional and professional autonomy is the development of new performance ...