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Changing accountability relations - the forgotten side of public sector reforms

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dc.contributor.author Christensen, Tom
dc.contributor.author Lægreid, Per
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-02T08:49:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-02T08:49:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.issn 1503-0946 (Print ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/5785
dc.description This paper is written as part of the research project "Reforming the Welfare State. Democracy, accountability and management", funded by the Norwegian Research Council. It was presented at "The Sixth Organization Studies Workshop", May 25.–28,2011, Abaye des Vaux de Cernay, France. en
dc.description.abstract 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 perspectives taken from organization theory. The reform in question is the major reform of the welfare administration that Norway passed in 2005 and implemented through 2009. The reform merged the national pension administration and the employment agency and established local partnerships with the municipality-based social services. We map formal accountability relations to see whether they were changed by the reform and how they work in practice. More specifically we address the following accountability relations: Political, managerial, legal, professional and social accountability en
dc.description.abstract I dette notatet undersøker vi hvordan Nav-reformen har endret ansvarsrelasjoner. For å forklare endringene benyttees et organisasjonsteoretisk transformativt perspektiv som kombinerer strukturelle, kulturelle og omgivelsesrelaterte faktorer. Vi kartlegger i hvilken grad formelle ansvarsrelasjoner er blitt endret som følge av reformen og hvordan de fungerer i praksis. Følgende ansvarsrelasjoner undersøkes mer spesifikt: Politisk ansvar, administrativt ansver, profesjonelt ansvar, legalt ansvar og samfunnsmessig ansvar. Nav-reformen har endret formelle ansvarsrelasjoner og ikke minst hvordan de utøves i praksis. Disse endringen kan føres tilbake til en kombinasjon av strukturelle, kulturelle og omgivelsesrelaterteforhold. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 05/2011 en
dc.rights Copyright Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies. All rights reserved en
dc.title Changing accountability relations - the forgotten side of public sector reforms en
dc.type Working paper en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200 en


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