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Title Bureaucracy and society in transition : comparative perspectives / edited by Haldor Byrkjeflot, Fredrik Engelstad
Edition First edition
Published Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Comparative social research ; volume 33
Comparative social research ; v. 33
Contents Cover; Bureaucracy and Society in Transition: Comparative Perspectives; Copyright Page; Contents; Editorial Board; List of Reviewers; About the Authors; Introduction: Bureaucracy in Transition; Fear of Formality; If It's Dead, Why Won't It Lie Down?; Varieties of Bureaucracy and Reform Models; Civil Service and Political Leadership; Bureaucratic Identities; Organisation: How Do Recent Reforms Affect Bureaucratic Infrastructures?; Transition: The Road to Denmark; Transitions: To Denmark or Beyond?; Future Challenges -- Digitalisation and Mediatisation; References
From Neutral Competence to Competent Neutrality? Revisiting Neutral Competence as the Core Normative Foundation of Western ... Introduction; Neutral Competence; Research Design and Methods; Contextualising Danish and British Perceptions of Neutral Competence; Perceptions of Neutral Competence; Conclusion; Notes; References; Outcome-based Performance Management Systems: Experiences from the Danish and Swedish Tax Agencies; Introduction; Performance Management in Public Administration; A Qualitative Study of Performance Management Systems; Outcome-based Performance Management Systems in Use
State Autonomy and Infrastructural Capacities: The Relevance of Extreme CasesSweden: A Mapped, Registered, Simplified and Objectified Society; The Legibility and Simplification of Space; Registering the Economy and Counting People; Simplifying and Objectifying Society; Greece: The Unmapped Landscape, the Ambiguities of Society and the Complexity of the State; Who Owns the Land?; Distant Taxation and the Ambiguity of State-Society Relations; Comparative Remarks; Notes; References
The Danish Case -- Auditing Claims for Negative VAT
The Impact and Interpretation of Weber's Bureaucratic Ideal Type in Organisation Theory and Public AdministrationIntroduction; Weber as Part of a German Scholarly Tradition; Weber Translated: The Ideal Type as 'Bureaucracy Theory'; Parsons' Interpretation of Weber; Organisations as 'Natural Systems'; Reception of 'Bureaucracy Theory' in Europe; Textbook Weber -- Weberian Perspectives and Concepts Translated into Method; Efficiency Is Not the Same as Rationality; The Relative Superiority of Bureaucracy; The Ideal Type Is Not a Hypothesis; Not Just One, but Several Ideal Types
Varieties of Bureaucracy: Weberian InterpretationsThe Professional and Administrative Bureaucracy; The Many Webers; State Bureaucracy: The Significance of the Political-Cultural Context; Changes in Bureaucracy and Identity; Organising as Meaningful Activity at Intermediary Level; Weber as Historical-comparative Scholar Not Father of 'Organisation Theory'; Some Weaknesses in Weberian Explorations into Bureaucracy; A Short Conclusion; Notes; References; Part I. Comparative Perspectives; Building State Infrastructural Capacities: Sweden and Greece
Summary Despite criticism of inefficiencies and unlimited growth, bureaucracies still fill crucial positions in modern societies. This volume examines 'varieties in bureaucracies' across Europe, with a specific focus on the Nordic region
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 4, 2018)
Subject Bureaucracy.
Public administration.
Comparative politics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Executive Branch.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration.
Public administration.
Form Electronic book
Author Byrkjeflot, Haldor, editor.
Engelstad, Fredrik, 1944- editor.
ISBN 1787432831