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    • The causal effect of workload on labour supply of older employees 

      Bratberg, Espen; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2017-12)
      Several policies are implemented to keep older workers in the labour force, but little is known about their effects. We investigate the effects of a particular program: at the age of 55, Norwegian teachers’ workload is ...
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    • The Challenge of Coordination in Central Government Organizations 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2007-10)
      This paper addresses the coordination problems in central government by focusing on the Norwegian case. The main research questions are: What are the experiences of civil servants concerning the main aspects of coordination ...
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    • Challenges and effects of administrative reform - Reorganizing the Norwegian welfare administration 

      Christensen, Tom; Fimreite, Anne Lise; Lægreid, Per; Askim, Jostein (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2008-08)
      This paper addresses the effects and implications of one of the largest public-sector reforms in recent Norwegian administrative history. The reform is a merger of the employment and national insurance administrations in ...
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    • Changing accountability relations - the forgotten side of public sector reforms 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (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 ...
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    • Changing accountability relations in a welfare state – an assessment based on a study of welfare reforms 

      Byrkjeflot, Haldor; Lægreid, Per; Christensen, Tom (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2011-11)
      In this paper we investigate how two major reforms in the Norwegian welfare sector changed accountability relationships. The reforms in question were the NAV reform of the welfare administration that Norway passed in ...
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    • Changing Government Control in Norway: High Civil Service, Universities and Prisons 

      Bleiklie, Ivar; Lægreid, Per; Wik, Marjoleine Hooijkaas (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-03)
      The topic of this paper is the changing relations of control between the legislative and executive bodies, within executive and within public administration. We outline the traditional way of controlling public sector ...
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    • Civil Service Organizations in Norway: Organizational Features and Tasks 

      Rubecksen, Kristin (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
      The paper focuses on civil service organizations in Norway – of particular relevance is central organizational features and structure, task portfolio and how organizational characteristics vary according to type of ...
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    • Competing principles of agency organization – the reorganization of a reform 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (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 ...
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    • Competition and physician behaviour: Does the competitive environment affect the propensity to issue sickness certificates? 

      Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2017-09)
      Competition among physicians is widespread, but compelling empirical evidence on the impact on service provision is limited, mainly due to lack of exogenous variation in the degree of competition. In this paper we exploit ...
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    • Complex Patterns of Interaction and Influence Among Political and Administrative Leaders 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2002-10)
      In this paper we describe the influence of Norwegian executive political and administrative leaders on salient policy issues, based on a structural, a culturalinstitutional and an exposure perspective. The data used are ...
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    • Contextualizing candidate popularity: An analysis of the 2007 Norwegian local elections 

      Christensen, Dag Arne; Midtbø, Tor; Aars, Jacob (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2010-07)
      Previous research suggests a number of candidate-level influences on candidate popularity like position on the party lists, political experience and social background. Questions about how party- and district-level variables ...
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    • Coordinating «Wicked Issues»: The County Governor’s Role in Norwegian Internal Security 

      Rykkja, Lise Hellebø (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2009-11)
      Internal security, civil protection and crisis management comprise an important, but challenging policy field. Crises can be framed as «wicked issues» or problems, inherently complex and difficult to solve. Efficient ...
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    • Coordination and hybrid governance – theoretical and empirical challenges 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2009-06)
      Public organizations are increasingly hybrid and complex, trying to attend to numerous and partly conflicting structures and cultural elements at the same time. The different generations of public sector reforms – NPM and ...
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    • Crisis Management Organization: Building Governance Capacity and Legitimacy 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per; Rykkja, Lise Hellebø (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2014-12)
      This paper addresses the question of what makes a well‐functioning governmental crisismanagement system. A core argument is that such a system needs both governance capacity and legitimacy. To achieve an institutional ...
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    • Crisis Management – The Case of Internal Security in Norway 

      Christensen, Tom; Fimreite, Anne Lise; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2007-12)
      This paper describe and explain citizens’ and civil servants’ perceptions of how able government bodies are to prevent and handle crises. The explanatory factors are trust, cultural, political, structural and demographic ...
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    • Cross National Comparison and National Contexts: Is What We Compare Comparable? 

      Berven, Nina (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-07)
      The theme of this paper is how to engage in conceptual traveling while simultaneously avoid conceptual stretching: At the one hand we need concepts general enough to grasp essential features of the national contexts under ...
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    • Dagsverket - lavterskel arbeidstilbud for rusavhengige. Evalueringsrapport 

      Fjær, Svanaug (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2006-05)
      Dagsverket (one-day’s-work) is a low threshold service aiming at giving people with addiction problems a possibility to work. The service offer work to a group of 15 persons, for four hours a day. People that meet in the ...
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    • Dealing with Natural Disasters: Managing Floods in Norway 

      Lillestøl, Carina Smørdal; Rykkja, Lise Hellebø (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2016-04)
      Crises, such as floods, give rise to important political–administrative challenges. Preparing for sudden adversity, and the capacity to respond and adjust course in the face of crises are major and necessary assets for ...
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    • The Decentralized Path Challenged? Nordic Health Care Reforms in Comparison 

      Byrkjeflot, Haldor; Neby, Simon (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-01)
      In this paper we present alternatives for describing and explaining the developments of Nordic health care in general and hospitals in particular. The backdrop is the Norwegian hospital reform of 2002, a reform that seems ...
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    • Democracy and administrative policy: Contrasting elements of NPM and post-NPM 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2009-11)
      This paper put together an analytical platform for discussing and analyzing administrative reforms in terms of democracy. First, we present the fundamental positions of democratic theory represented by output-democracy ...
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