This book is meant as a compendium, which offers a summary overview of facts and knowledge on government agencies as one of the different forms to organize public tasks. The book describes and compares practices regarding the creation and the governance of semi-autonomous agencies by 30 different governments in Europe and beyond. It guides readers—practitioners and academics—through the crowded world of agencies.
KeywordsCivil Service Agency Creation Blame Avoidance Public Task Tive Culture
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