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Title: The challenges of managing long term horizontal policy projects. The case of Flanders in Action
Authors: Molenveld, Astrid
Verhoest, Koen
Buttiens, Dorien #
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2012
Conference: EGPA edition:34 location:Bergen date:3-8 september 2012
Abstract: Many OECD countries have disaggregated, under the banner of New Public Management (NPM) their large multi-objective government organisations into many specialized, semi-autonomous single-objective agencies (Verhoest et al, 2007). This specialization, but also fragmentation leads to a bigger challenge for governments to arrange tasks and actions of horizontal or government-wide policy programs in a manner that they are coherent and consistent. The study reported in this paper addresses a major cross-cutting policy program of the Flemish government (with a high degree of agencification), ‘Flanders in Action’ and its coordination dynamics. It offers insights in the challenges of managing long term horizontal policy projects.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Public Governance Institute
# (joint) last author

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