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Unexplored aspects of bureaucratic autonomy: a state of the field and ways forward
International Review of Administrative Sciences
This article first provides a selective overview of the literature on bureaucratic autonomy and identifies different approaches to this topic. The second section discusses three major sets of open questions, which will be tackled in the contributions to this special issue: the subjective, dynamic and relational nature of autonomy; the complex linkages between tasks, organizational forms, and national path dependencies on the one hand and autonomy and performance on the other hand; and the interplay between autonomy, accountability and democratic legitimacy.
Accountability, Autonomy, Independence, Public sector organizations, Regulatory agencies
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