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An Organizational Approach to Public Governance: Understanding and Design

Morten Egeberg and Jarle Trondal


Political science is often criticized for being insufficiently relevant for coping with governance challenges of our time. This book aims to fill this void by launching a general organizational approach to public governance. To achieve this, the book outlines key theoretical dimensions that cut across governance structures and processes horizontally as well as vertically, thus paving the way for integrating separate empirical analyses into a coherent theoretical whole. Moreover, the organizational (independent) variables outlined in this book represent classical dimensions in the organization ... More

Keywords: meta-governance, organizational approach, organizational design, organizational demography, organizational locus, organizational structure, public governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198825074
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825074.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morten Egeberg, author
Professor of Public Policy and Administration, University of Oslo

Jarle Trondal, author
Professor of Political Science and Management, University of Agder and Professor in the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo