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An Organizational Approach to Public GovernanceUnderstanding and Design$
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Morten Egeberg and Jarle Trondal

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198825074

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198825074.001.0001

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Organizing Public Governance

Organizing Public Governance

Design Implications

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(p.129) 9 Organizing Public Governance
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An Organizational Approach to Public Governance
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Morten Egeberg

Jarle Trondal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825074.003.0009

Chapter 9 concludes the volume by offering the contours of a design approach in political science. The ambition is to use insights from the volume to set out design implications from an organizational approach to public governance. The chapter thus draws a middle ground in an old turf war in organization studies and public administration between science and craft. Insights into how organizational factors affect public governance is a necessary precondition for using organization theory to meta-govern. This concluding chapter advocates that organization theory as craft requires organization theory as science. Understanding and design are thus complementary and not opposed, as is too often assumed.

Keywords:   autonomy, craft, design, innovation, science, supranationalism

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