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  • 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2007-11)
    This paper examines whether the OECD regulatory model corresponds with regulatory practice in Norway. It describes and analyzes whether civil servants in central agencies working with regulatory tasks differ from other ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2005-11)
    Over the last two decades the classical model of hierarchical and integrated government has been gradually replaced by a more horizontally structured and fragmented arrangement. A central aspect of this development in ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2002-11)
    This paper focuses on trust in government, meaning the parliament, the cabinet, the civil service, local councils, political parties and politicians. Trust is measured in terms of specific support - as indicated by ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, 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 ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2012-04)
    This paper seeks to identify trans-boundary innovative coordination practices and related modes of specialization and steering instruments in welfare administration reforms. We describe how the 2005 reform of the welfare ...
  • Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2006-08)
    In this paper we first discuss «whole-of-government» initiatives as a reaction to the negative effects of NPM reforms such as structural devolution, performance management, and «single-purpose organizations». Second, we ...
  • Christensen, Dag Arne; Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per; Midtbø, Tor (Working paper, Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2010-05)
    In this paper we address the problems of working across boundaries in central government by focusing on the case of Norway. The main research questions are: a) How common is the use of working or project groups inside ...

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