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Ministers and top officials in the Dutch core executive: living together, growing apart?

't Hart, Paul; Wille, Anchrit


This paper reports the results of a comprehensive, qualitative (100 interviews; 9 interactive workshops) study among Dutch ministers and top departmental officials. Its key question is how both groups conceive of their respective roles and working relationships. This question became a high-profile issue in the late 1990s after a series of overt clashes between senior political and bureaucratic executives. To what extent does the old, Weberian set of norms and expectations concerning the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.0033-3298.2006.00496.x


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