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Team Work or Territorial War?

Kristof Steyvers (UGent) , Herwig Reynaert (UGent) and Thomas Block (UGent)
(2009) Public Management Review. 12(1). p.11-31
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This article studies the extent to which the newly created figure of the management team in local government in Flanders might lead to changes in administrative conduct. It uses a new institutionalism perspective in three worlds of action to study the mediating effect of meso-organizational and micro-individual factors on macro-constitutional reform. The empirical analysis (based on an assessment of the reform by the key acting municipal secretaries) highlights the importance of meso-factors for change. Especially the extent to which integrative thinking and independence from politics are present in the administrative logic of appropriateness seems to matter. This is complemented by micro-individual assumptions on the overall improvement of the macro-constitutive framework of reform.
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Management team, local government, New Public Management, political-administrative relationships, new institutionalism, INSTITUTIONALISM

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Steyvers, Kristof, Herwig Reynaert, and Thomas Block. 2009. “Team Work or Territorial War?” Public Management Review 12 (1): 11–31.
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Steyvers, Kristof, Reynaert, H., & Block, T. (2009). Team Work or Territorial War? Public Management Review, 12(1), 11–31.
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Steyvers K, Reynaert H, Block T. Team Work or Territorial War? Public Management Review. 2009;12(1):11–31.
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Steyvers, Kristof, Herwig Reynaert, and Thomas Block. “Team Work or Territorial War?” Public Management Review 12.1 (2009): 11–31. Print.
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  author       = {Steyvers, Kristof and Reynaert, Herwig and Block, Thomas},
  issn         = {1471-9037},
  journal      = {Public Management Review},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {11--31},
  title        = {Team Work or Territorial War?},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2009},
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