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Injured But Not Yet Dead: A Bottom-Up Perspective on the Swedish Governmental Commissions
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0627-1245
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 0190-0692, E-ISSN 1532-4265, Vol. 38, no 5, 346-354 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyzes the recurrent “erosion thesis” in the governance literature, arguing that bureaucratic or procedural public-sector institutions have come to play a less significant role in public-policy formation. Evidence from the Swedish policy-making institutions referred to as “governmental commissions” and adoption of the perspective of interest organizations support the claim. Using various theories of institutional change, I show that increased government control has reduced the influence of governmental commissions on policy, but not eliminated the belief held by interest organizations that the commissions are legitimate institutions.

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Taylor & Francis, 2015. Vol. 38, no 5, 346-354 p.
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bureaucracy, governance, institutional change, interest organizations, policymaking, governmental commissions
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Political Science
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-42264DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2014.938818OAI: diva2:784519
Available from: 2015-01-29 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2015-03-23Bibliographically approved

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