Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Autonomy of the federal organizational units
Authors: Steiner, Reto
Huber, Etienne
Published in: Jahrbuch der Schweizerischen Verwaltungswissenschaften
Pages: 141
Pages to: 160
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Verwaltungswissenschaften
ISSN: 2296-8717
Language: English
Subjects: Agency; Autonomy; Federal administration
Subject (DDC): 350: Public administration
Abstract: This article, which is based on a written survey of all organizational unit managers of the Swiss Federal Government, shows the structure and steering of all organizations on the federal level and the factors that influence autonomy. The survey indicates that the formal guidelines on autonomy, as modeled by legal form and organizational type, as well as the organization of leadership structures (e.g., appointment of a supervisory body), are congruent with actual autonomy. This finding is not surprising in a country having a clear tradition as a constitutional state (Rechtsstaatstradition), nevertheless in international comparison where the granting of autonomy is more strongly shaped by governmental preferences, it is not self-evident.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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