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  • Auditors' understanding of evidence: A performance audit of an urban development programme 

    Reichborn-Kjennerud, Kristin; Johnsen, Åge (SAGE Publications, 2011)
    This article uses a case study to analyse two main dilemmas that performance auditors face when auditing complex interventions in governance. The first dilemma, concerning the performance auditors’ roles as improvement ...
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  • Complexity and Hybrid Public Administration—Theoretical and Empirical Challenges 

    Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (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 ...
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  • The Contraction- and Detraction Thesis. A theory on power and values conflicts in democracies 

    Gran, Thorvald (Fagbokforlaget, 2005)
    The alternation of contraction and detraction processes in public administration is linked with long-term tendencies in the political system. From the last quarter of the 19th century the influence of the Storting (the ...
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  • Hvordan institusjoner forklarer handling John Searles bidrag 

    Gran, Thorvald (Universitetsforlaget, 2005-03-02)
    The relation between institutions and rational action is a major theme in the social sciences. To what degree and in case how is action determined by rules? To what degree is rational action original, not to be predicted ...
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  • Land politics in the new state organisation in South Africa 

    Gran, Thorvald (DBSA Development Bank of Southern Africa, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group., 2009-03)
    In a study of land politics carried out from 2001 to 2005 in the two western provinces of South Africa, the Northern and the Western Cape, a high degree of distrust was recorded between institutions in the provincial ...
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