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By Hans Keman (auth.), Bernard Steunenberg, Frans van Vught (eds.)

The self-discipline of public management and public coverage is experiencing a renaissance of study during which particular recognition is paid to political insti­ tutions. This renewed curiosity in associations isn't really easily an extension of the 'classical' paradigm within the research of public management, which peaked within the Twenties and Thirties, yet bargains a brand new orientation on political associations. whereas 'classical' institutionalism is understood for its concentrate on the formal stroctures of the administrative department of presidency, the 'new' institutionalism concentrates at the interplay among political associations and the habit of coverage makers. This interplay, which till lately was once mostly missed in public management and public coverage, varieties the fundamental topic of this quantity. To enhance the research of political associations, really uncomplicated difficulties must be addressed: What are associations and what are sufficient how one can research them? We briefty speak about either questions, which ensure the strocture of this book.

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