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Political Influence and Bureaucratic Autonomy

By A.K. Yesilkagit and S. van Thiel

Abstract

The establishment of autonomous public bodies during the past two decades has created a highly fragmented public sector. Using a dataset with more than 200 Dutch public sector organisations, this article examines three related sets of\ud questions: to what extent a relationship exists between formal and de facto autonomy; the level of influence that interested parties exert upon those organizations; whether a relationship exists between levels of formal and de facto\ud autonomy and the level of influence exercised by these parties. We find that formal autonomy does not reinforce de facto autonomy; organizations with less autonomy report higher levels of political influence when policy autonomy is concerned; and that organizations with more autonomy report higher societal influence on their\ud financial autonomy

Topics: Social Sciences, Bureaucratic autonomy, Political control, Public sector organizations
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.library.uu.nl:1874/29906

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