TITLE

Institutional Design and Formal Autonomy: Political versus Historical and Cultural Explanations

AUTHOR(S)
Yesilkagit, Kutsal; Christensen, Jørgen G.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jan2010, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a comparative study on the institutional design used by the regulatory agencies in the European parliamentary systems in Europe and the U.S. It explores the importance of analyzing the degree of policy conflict and political uncertainty as this has been hypothesized to affect the institutional design of regulatory agencies. On the other hand, the historical-cultural factors were considered to affect the institutional design specifically on the national administrative operations. The analysis for both the political factors and the historical-cultural factors are relevant to attain better understanding on the decision making of government officials.
ACCESSION #
52860469

 

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