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The Resource Governing the embedded state : the organizational dimension of governance, Bengt Jacobsson, Jon Pierre, and Göran Sundström

Governing the embedded state : the organizational dimension of governance, Bengt Jacobsson, Jon Pierre, and Göran Sundström

Label
Governing the embedded state : the organizational dimension of governance
Title
Governing the embedded state
Title remainder
the organizational dimension of governance
Statement of responsibility
Bengt Jacobsson, Jon Pierre, and Göran Sundström
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Governing the embedded state' integrates governance theory with organization theory and examines how states address social complexity and international embeddedness. Drawing upon extensive empirical research on the Swedish government system, this volume describes a strategy of governance based in a metagovernance model of steering by designing institutional structures. This strategy is supplemented by micro-steering of administrative structures within the path dependencies put in place through metagovernance. Both of these strategies of steering rely on subtle methods of providing political guidance to the public service where norms of loyalty to the government characterize the relationship between politicians and civil servants. By drawing upon this research, the volume will explain how recent developments such as globalization, Europeanization, the expansion of managerial ideas, and the fragmentation of states, have influenced the state's capacity to govern. The result is an account of contemporary governance which shows the societal constraints on government but also the significance of close interaction and cooperation between the political leadership and the senior civil servants in addressing those constraints
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Jacobsson, Bengt
Dewey number
320
Index
index present
LC call number
JA86
LC item number
.J336 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pierre, John
  • Sundström, Göran
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  • Public administration
  • Political science
  • Public administration
  • Public administration
  • Political science
Label
Governing the embedded state : the organizational dimension of governance, Bengt Jacobsson, Jon Pierre, and Göran Sundström
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Governing the Embedded State -- The Argument in Brief -- Complexities of Governing -- From Government to Governance -- Stability and Change -- Integrating Governance Theories and Organization Theories -- Sweden as a Case -- Empirical Data -- Outline of the Book -- 2.The Organizational Dimension of Governing -- Dualism---the Swedish Administrative Model -- States as Organizations -- Challenges to Governing -- Conclusions -- 3.Governing by Organizing -- The Importance of "Setting the Stage" -- Ways of Organizing -- Creating Formal Organizations -- Positioning -- Fostering Competition -- Distancing -- Storytelling -- Conclusions -- 4.Governing by Microsteering -- Anticipation -- Inviting Authority -- Re-politicization -- Modification -- Conclusions -- 5.Governing and Administrative Reform -- Administrative Reform -- Administrative Reform and Governing -- Management by Results -- Supportive Reforms -- Learning from Administrative Reforms -- Conclusions -- 6.Governing Social Complexity: Metagovernance and Microsteering -- Summarizing the Main Empirical Findings -- Trouble in Paradise?
Control code
884242526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 165 pages
Isbn
9780199684168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884242526
Label
Governing the embedded state : the organizational dimension of governance, Bengt Jacobsson, Jon Pierre, and Göran Sundström
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Governing the Embedded State -- The Argument in Brief -- Complexities of Governing -- From Government to Governance -- Stability and Change -- Integrating Governance Theories and Organization Theories -- Sweden as a Case -- Empirical Data -- Outline of the Book -- 2.The Organizational Dimension of Governing -- Dualism---the Swedish Administrative Model -- States as Organizations -- Challenges to Governing -- Conclusions -- 3.Governing by Organizing -- The Importance of "Setting the Stage" -- Ways of Organizing -- Creating Formal Organizations -- Positioning -- Fostering Competition -- Distancing -- Storytelling -- Conclusions -- 4.Governing by Microsteering -- Anticipation -- Inviting Authority -- Re-politicization -- Modification -- Conclusions -- 5.Governing and Administrative Reform -- Administrative Reform -- Administrative Reform and Governing -- Management by Results -- Supportive Reforms -- Learning from Administrative Reforms -- Conclusions -- 6.Governing Social Complexity: Metagovernance and Microsteering -- Summarizing the Main Empirical Findings -- Trouble in Paradise?
Control code
884242526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 165 pages
Isbn
9780199684168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884242526

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