Transforming for Europe

Author(s):
Caspar van den Berg
Published:
Leiden University Press: January 2011 (Thesis)
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ISBN:
9789087 281212
Nr of pages:
452
Price in €:
60.00
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The publication is in English and can be obtained from the website of Leiden University Press.

Description

The reshaping of national bureaucracies in a system of multi-level governance, Casper van den Berg explores the implications of the increasingly multi-level nature of governance for the French, British and Dutch national bureaucracies.

Power and competencies in Western Europe are shared by various state actors. What does this mean for the organisation and functioning of national bureaucracies?

While the civil service has become less bureaucratic ( in the Weberian sense) in some respects, it is more bureaucratic in others: task-separation and record - keeping for oversight have increased, while permanence of office and political neutrality in various places have decreased.

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