Complexity and Hybrid Public Administration—Theoretical and Empirical Challenges
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This article provides a greater understanding of hybrid public administration. Different generations of public sector reforms have accentuated hybrid and complex features of public organizations, resulting in multiple-layer structural and cultural features. The article covers the following research questions: 1) how can we interpret the increasing tendency towards hybrid administration in terms of a transformative approach; 2) how is hybrid administration developing out of attempts to balance NPM and post-NPM?; and 3) how can we understand the major mechanisms producing hybridity in a modern reform? The case we focus on is the reform of the Norwegian welfare administration.
JournalPublic Organization Review
CopyrightThe Author(s) 2010
Copyright The Author(s) 2010. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com