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Politico-administrative Dilemma: Traditional Problems and New Solutions

B. Guy Peters, G. Sootla, B. Connaughton

Date: 2006

ISBN: 80-89013-27-9

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The papers contained in this book address the on-going themes of the NISPAcee working group on politico-administrative relations. The book represents another step in the ongoing development of our understanding of how governments in Central and Eastern Europe are transforming themselves. The papers in the first section cover familiar themes such as policy making roles, accountability mechanisms and politicisation examining the ways in which politicians and bureaucrats in several countries in Central and Eastern Europe are able to work together to govern, or compete over power within government. Cases on Belgium and Ireland also consider similar patterns in western European countries. Papers on the Baltic countries examine the emerging and increasingly significant patterns of interaction between state and society in Central and Eastern Europe.
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Introduction

B. Guy Peters,GeorgSootla,Bernadette Connaughton ...............................................5


SectionI

New Faces of Traditional Dilemma: Experiences from East and West

Politicians and Top Civil Servants in Former Yugoslav States: Back to Discarded Traditions?

Aleksandra Rabrenovic, Tony Verheijen ....................................................................15

Democratic Values and Bureaucracy in Slovenia

Miro Hacek, Marjan Brezovsek ..................................................................................35

The Impact of Reform on Politico-administrative Relations in Ireland: Enlightening or Confusing Roles of Political and Managerial Accountability?

Bernadette Connaughton ...........................................................................................50

Personal Advisors of Ministers: More than Personal Loyal Agents?

Christophe Pelgrims ....................................................................................................69

In Search of a Task Division in Policy-making between Civil Servants and Personal Advisers in Ministerial Cabinets: A Multiple Case Exploration in Flanders (Belgium)

Diederik Vancoppenolle, Marleen Brans ...................................................................90

Vertical and Horizontal Strains on Administrative and Policy Vectors in Structures Affecting and Affected by Supranational Impacts: The Case of the EU, its Member States and the World Trade Organisation

Donald Fuller ............................................................................................................114


SectionII

Politico-administrative Roles of Actors in the PolicyProcess

The Impact of Administrative Traditions on Public Administration Reform: The Baltic Case

Ole Nørgaard, Signe Skovbakke Winding ................................................................137

Division of Labour in Administrative Reform Policy: Decentralisation or Centralisation?

Markku Temmes .......................................................................................................164

Leadership as an Endogenous Factor in Developing Centre-periphery Relations

Gabriele Burbulyte ....................................................................................................175

Balancing Political and Administrative Actors in Networks: The Case

of the Elaboration and Implementation of the Estonian Forestry Policy from 1995 – 2004

Georg Sootla, Erik Sootla .........................................................................................191

Why Do Actors Vary? A Study of the Estonian Pension and Unemployment Insurance Legislations

Anu Toots ..................................................................................................................214

Interests and Patterns of Participation: Secondary Legislation Drafting in Estonia

Annika Velthut ..........................................................................................................224

Analysing Politico-administrative Relations: Extending the Focus

GeorgSootla,B. Guy Peters,Bernadette Connaughton ..........................................256

Index..........................................................................................................................275



 

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