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  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Peer reviewed; Journal article, Springer, 2010-10-07)
    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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Fimreite, Anne Lise; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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, ...
  • Askim, Jostein; Christensen, Tom; Fimreite, Anne Lise; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Fimreite, Anne Lise; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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. ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2013-04)
    This paper starts with a theoretical discussion on the relationship between performance and accountability in public organizations. Accountability theory, based in the work of Dubnick, Romzek, Bovens, Behn, Bouckaert, ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per; Stigen, Inger Marie (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-03)
    This paper focuses on attitudes on political control of state owned companies and on privatization. Do the citizens and the elites in Norway agree on these issues? To what degree do the attitudes vary with demographic ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Fimreite, Anne Lise; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
    In this paper we focus on the dynamic interplay between increase in autonomy of regulatory agencies and political control of those agencies. The general research issues are the weak empirical foundations of regulatory ...

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