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The Napoleonic Tradition in Public Administration  

Edoardo Ongaro

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Mar 2018
The notion of administrative tradition represents one way of discussing the issue of whether and to what extent a number of countries (polities/jurisdictions) have a significant array of ... More

Policy and Organizational Termination  

Christian Adam and Michael W. Bauer

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Feb 2018
In the perspective of a rational policy cycle, termination is the logical end of unsuccessful policy choices. As the deliberate conclusion or cessation of specific government functions, ... More

Harold Lasswell and the Study of Public Policy  

William N. Dunn

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Feb 2018
Over seventy-five years ago, the social sciences were irrevocably transformed by the rise of the policy sciences. The policy sciences, an ambitious multidisciplinary movement founded by ... More

Fundamentals of Government Structure: Alignments of Organizations at and Beyond the Center of Power  

Ian Thynne

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Feb 2018
The structure of government is fundamentally a matter of multiple alignments of organizations and power involving politics, policy, administration, management, governance, and law. The ... More

Food Safety Policy: Transnational, Hybrid, Wicked  

Eva Thomann

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Feb 2018
According to the World Health Organization, between 2010 and 2015 there were an estimated 582 million cases of 22 different foodborne enteric diseases. Over 40% people suffering from ... More

Civil Service Systems  

Vainius Smalskys and Jolanta Urbanovič

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Dec 2017
Civil service consists of civil servants and their activity when implementing the assigned functions and decisions made by politicians. In other words, it is a system of civil servants who ... More

Accountability and Responsibility  

Robert Gregory

Accountability and responsibility are related ideas that are central to political, constitutional, and institutional arrangements in Western liberal democracies. However, political elites ... More

Role Contestation in Making Foreign Policy Decisions: Digraph and Game Theory Models  

Stephen G. Walker

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Sep 2017
The concept of role contestation has emerged within the recent renaissance of role theory in foreign policy analysis, which has taken hold among international relations scholars on both ... More

New Public Management  

Per Lægreid

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Jul 2017
New Public Management (NPM) reforms have been around in many countries for over the past 30 years. NPM is an ambiguous, multifaceted, and expanded concept. There is not a single driving ... More

The European Union Space Policy  

Emmanuel Sigalas

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Jun 2017
The European Union Space Policy (EUSP) is one of the lesser known and, consequently, little understood policies of the European Union (EU). Although the EU added outer space as one of its ... More