Hybrid Welfare Administrative Systems and Changing Accountability Relations

Comparing the development of the Danish and Norwegian systems

Authored by: Tom Christensen , Flemming Larsen , Karsten Vrangbæk

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472470591
eBook ISBN: 9781315612713
Adobe ISBN: 9781317044208


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Welfare administrative systems balance considerations for national political-administrative control and standardization, on the one hand, and local autonomy and self-rule, on the other. This balance differs between countries, and most countries seem to be characterized by mixed and partly hybrid welfare administrative systems rather than strong central control or dominant local autonomy.

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