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    • Accountability and performance in welfare administration reform. Comparing Norway and Germany 

      Christensen, Tom; Jantz, Bastian; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2014-11)
      This paper starts with a theoretical discussion on the relationship between performance and accountability in public organizations with a special focus on administrative reforms. Accountability theory is discussed and ...
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    • Administrative Reforms and Competence in Central Government Organizations 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2008-06)
      This paper focuses on administrative competence in the Norwegian central government and its relationship to administrative reforms. Four different types of competence are addressed: Fachkompetenz, policy advice skills, ...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Ethics, NPM and post-NPM. A study of patterns and tensions in the central civil service 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (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 ...
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    • The Fragmented State – the Challenges of Combining Efficiency, Institutional Norms and Democracy 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-03)
      In this paper we describe the emergence of a leaner, more fragmented state brought about by the transformation of public-sector organisations from integrated multifunctional entities into autonomous and single-purpose ...
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    • The Governance of Wicked Issues: A European Cross-Country Analysis of Coordination for Societal Security 

      Christensen, Tom; Danielsen, Ole; Lægreid, Per; Rykkja, Lise Hellebø (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2014-09)
      This paper analyzes structures and behavior instigated to achieve coordination within the area of societal security in six European countries: Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. We ...
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    • ICT tools in central government 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2008-11)
      Dette notatet beskriver utbredelse og bruk av ulike IKT verktøy i norsk sentraladministrasjon. Det fokuseres på «e-government» og «e-domocracy» og på opplevde effekter av IKT på økonomi, kvalitet, åpenhet, samordning, ...
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    • Implementation of Merger: Lessons from the Norwegian Welfare Bureaucracy 

      Askim, Jostein; Christensen, Tom; Fimreite, Anne Lise; Lægreid, Per (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 ...
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    • Joined-up-government: Reform challenges, experiences and accountability relations 

      Christensen, Tom; Fimreite, Anne Lise; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2012-09)
      The merger of the employment and national insurance administrations and the collaboration between this new administration and local social services is one of the largest public-sector reforms ever to take place in Norway. ...
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    • Living in the past? - tenure, roles and attitudes in the central civil service 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (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 ...
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    • Modern Regulatory Agencies - Professional and Judicial Objectivity or Increased Complexity in Decision-Making? 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2006-12)
      In this paper we examine the preconditions for fulfilling the aims of the regulatory reform in the case of Norway by comparing different decision-making processes in regulatory agencies. We cover both the process of ...
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