Organizing for Coordination in the Public Sector

Practices and Lessons from 12 European Countries

  • Per Lægreid
  • Külli Sarapuu
  • Lise H. Rykkja
  • Tiina Randma-Liiv

Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Emerging Coordination Practices in European Public Management

    1. Per Lœgreid, Tiina Randma-Liiv, Lise H. H. Rykkja, Külli Sarapuu
      Pages 1-17
  3. Coordination in Northern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Veiko Lember, Külli Sarapuu
      Pages 21-31
    3. Kaide Tammel, Ringa Raudla
      Pages 32-42
    4. Annika Uudelepp, Tiina Randma-Liiv, Külli Sarapuu
      Pages 43-53
    5. Muiris MacCarthaigh
      Pages 54-65
    6. Per Lœgreid, Lise H. Rykkja
      Pages 78-90
    7. Oliver James, Ayako Nakamura
      Pages 91-102
    8. Valeria Guarneros-Meza, Steve Martin
      Pages 103-113
  4. Coordination in Western Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Astrid Molenveld, Koen Verhoest
      Pages 117-128
    3. Koen Verhoest, Joris Voets, Astrid Molenveld
      Pages 129-140
    4. Julia Fleischer
      Pages 163-172
    5. Arie van Sluis, Peter Marks
      Pages 173-183
  5. Coordination in Southern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Maria Cucciniello, Davide Galli, Claudia Guerrazzi, Greta Nasi, Edoardo Ongaro
      Pages 187-198
    3. José M. Alonso, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes
      Pages 199-209
  6. Coordination in Eastern Europe

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Külli Sarapuu, Per Lægreid, Tiina Randma-Liiv, Lise H. Rykkja
      Pages 263-277
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


This collection focuses on public sector coordination, key aspect of governments' have sought to tackle contemporary policy challenges. By guiding the reader through 20 case studies of novel coordination instruments from 12 countries, the compendium gives valuable lessons for achieving better coordination of public policies.


Central government comparative politics crisis management democracy e-government employment Europe Government intervention Policy political science politics public administration public management United States of America

Editors and affiliations

  • Per Lægreid
    • 1
  • Külli Sarapuu
    • 2
  • Lise H. Rykkja
    • 1
  • Tiina Randma-Liiv
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Administration and Organization TheoryUniversity of BergenNorway
  2. 2.Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and GovernanceTallinn University of TechnologyEstonia

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