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Bestuur in een low-trust context

De vicieuze cirkels in de hervorming van de Mexicaanse overheid

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 1 2019
Trefwoorden low trust, vicious circles, administrative reforms, authoritarian legacies, Mexico
Auteurs Dr. Rik Peeters
Samenvatting

    Since the late eighties, Mexico has experienced profound economic modernisation and political democratisation. However, the corresponding administrative reforms have lagged: professionalisation of the public sector, improvement of public service delivery and development of modern management principles are plagued by a lack of coherence, implementation, and continuity. This can be traced back to several historically rooted and structural characteristics of Mexican public administration, which reproduce vicious circles of low trust and dysfunction. For example, (1) the extreme spoils system maintains a culture of distrust towards civil servants; (2) Mexico’s weak state capacity is a consequence of a lack of collective action, but also further undermines citizens’ trust in government; (3) strong labour unions are a response to poor labour rights, but also uphold a system of capture and confrontation; and (4) corruption is inevitable if cooperation depends on personal loyalties.


Dr. Rik Peeters

Frank van Eekeren
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Lessen voor de omgang met het onbehagen

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 4 2017
Trefwoorden societal unease, political discontent, angry citizens, emotions
Auteurs Boudewijn Steur, Thomas Zandstra en Yosha van Droffelaar
Samenvatting

    Recently the authors, who all work at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, published a paper in which they analysed contemporary literature and research on social discontent to clarify whether this current feeling of discontent is different to previous periods of discontent and how it might affect the functioning of the Dutch government. In addition, to strengthen their analysis they discussed its implications with local politicians, experts and practitioners. In this article, the authors reflect on the outcome of these discussions. Their dialogues revealed that there is a need to redefine the dialogue between administration and society. They distilled five lessons from these discussions: they argue that government should be more 1) reliable and credible, 2) responsive, 3) effective, 4) empathic and 5) cohesive.


Boudewijn Steur

Thomas Zandstra

Yosha van Droffelaar
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Als ambtenaren in de spiegel kijken

Een onderzoek naar de relatie tussen arbeidsmotivatie en narcisme

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 3 2017
Trefwoorden civil servants, public service motivation, narcissism, human resource management, professionalism
Auteurs Drs. Jochem van Heek en Prof. Dr. Taco Brandsen
Samenvatting

    Discussions of public service motivation tend to emphasize the idealistic side of civil servants, stressing how they are led by self-sacrifice and a commitment to the public good. This article adopts a different perspective by linking the personality trait of narcissism to public service motivation. This notion was tested through a survey among employees of three public organizations. The statistical analysis shows that personalities with narcissistic elements tend to be more attracted to the world of policy and politics. This is accompanied by diminished feelings of compassion. Although the significance of this correlation should not be overstated, it does show that the link between public service motivation and commitment to the public interest is more complex than is sometimes suggested. Given the growth of narcissistic tendencies in contemporary society, it may be effective to take account of them in recruiting and managing civil service personnel.


Drs. Jochem van Heek

Prof. Dr. Taco Brandsen
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Pas op! Over beheerst risico’s beheersen in het governancetijdperk

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 3 2015
Trefwoorden risk management, governance, inspection, organization, hybridization
Auteurs Dr. Mark de Bruijne, Dr. Bauke Steenhuisen en Dr. Haiko van der Voort
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Risks taken by some organizations may have considerable impact on society. In this contribution the assessment and management of risk are perceived to take place in a multi-actor setting. Within an organization operators, risk managers, and top managers interact about risk assessments and risk mitigation strategies. Public regulators and inspectorates increasingly focus on risk management systems instead of the operational activities or organizational outputs. Are organizations systematically assessing their risks? This contribution identifies two contrasting perspectives on risk assessment and risk mitigation in literature: risk management and risk governance. An empirical study in three sectors reveals evidence of both perspectives in practice. Companies adopt hybrid approaches, which are essential for the quality of risk assessment and mitigation. Indeed, adopting just one perspective seems dangerous. We conclude that public regulators and inspectorates might provide incentives to focus on just one perspective and suggest two heuristics for public inspectorates that respect hybrid approaches of risk assessment and mitigation.


Dr. Mark de Bruijne
Dr. M.L.C. de Bruijne is als universitair docent werkzaam aan de TU Delft, Faculteit Techniek, Bestuur en Management.

Dr. Bauke Steenhuisen
Dr. M.L.C. de Bruijne is als universitair docent werkzaam aan de TU Delft, Faculteit Techniek, Bestuur en Management.

Dr. Haiko van der Voort
Dr. H.G. van der Voort is als universitair docent werkzaam aan de TU Delft, Faculteit Techniek, Bestuur en Management.
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Het eindeloze verhaal van de bestuurskunde: complexiteit, vernieuwing en de Big Society

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 1 2013
Trefwoorden Big Society, public administration, complexity, innovation, administrative history
Auteurs Thomas Schillemans
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    ‘Big Society’ has been one of those inspirational concepts that have recently swept through the public administration literature. With their appeal for a ‘Big Society’, the British Tories contrasted their policy program with Labours’ traditional ‘Big Government’ program. Upon closer inspection, however, it is revealed that the underlying analysis is not new at all, but reflects a specific analysis that can be traced back to Wilson’s famous essay on the study of public administration in 1887. Stripped from its details, the never-ending story claims that public administration now struggles with overwhelming complexity, which makes traditional bureaucratic methods obsolete and calls for innovative, new approaches. The fact that this story has remained fairly constant for over 125 years is cause for some concern. The article traces the historical genesis of this never-ending story and lands on a plea for more sophisticated attention for administrative history, more critical scrutiny of new ideas and more serious study of the nature and effects of complexity.


Thomas Schillemans
Dr. Thomas Schillemans is universitair docent bestuurskunde aan de Utrechtse School voor Bestuurs- en Organisatiewetenschap, Universiteit Utrecht.
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De rechtsstaat: Terug op de bestuurskundige agenda

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 4 2011
Trefwoorden rule of law, constitutionalism, administrative law
Auteurs Stavros Zouridis
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    There seems to be a contradiction between what is happening in public administration discipline and public administration practice. Whereas public administration discipline and law largely separated during the past decades public administration practice and law have converged. Recently three books have been published which emphasize the importance of the rule of law as an explanatory variable for public administration's design and behavior. In this review essay these books are discussed from a public administration theory perspective. The point of departure of the authors substantially differs. Beckett (‘Public Management and the Rule of Law’, 2010) focuses on the rule of law, Cooper (‘Public Law & Public Administration’, 2007) and Rosenbloom, O'Leary & Chanin (‘Public Administration and Law’, 2010) aim at constitutionalizing public administration. The rule of law and the constitution prove to be shaky grounds for a public administration theory. In general constitutional competence may be important for public managers and professionals, but what it means for everyday practices is not easy to establish. The authors therefore extensively describe American public law, emphasizing the constitutional constraints and general administrative law. With these books the authors provide excellent building blocks for a comparative approach of the rule of law from a public administration perspective. The aim of such an approach would be to discover patterns between legal and constitutional designs on the one hand and everyday administrative practices on the other hand.


Stavros Zouridis
Prof. mr. dr S. Zouridis is hoogleraar Bestuurskunde aan de Universiteit van Tilburg.
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Vier keer verandermanagement in publieke organisaties: Een essay

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 2 2011
Trefwoorden Management of change, public organizations
Auteurs Joris van der Voet
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    The literature on the management of organizational change is mostly based on private sector research. Research on the management of change in public sector organizations is relatively scarce. Because of the specific characteristics of public sector organizations, insights in the management of change may not be translated from one sector to the other. In this essay, four recent books about organizational change in public sector organizations are reviewed. Based on these books and other literature, an overview of the contemporary insights in the management of change of public sector organizations is presented.The essay concludes with an agenda for future research.


Joris van der Voet
Drs. J. van der Voet MSc is promovendus bij de afdeling Bestuurskunde van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

Ringo Ossewaarde
Dr M.R.R. Ossewaarde is als universitair hoofddocent sociologie verbonden aan de Faculteit Management en Bestuur van de Universiteit Twente.

Marleen van der Haar
Dr Marleen van der Haar is als postdoc verbonden aan de afdeling Cultuur, Organisatie en Management van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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De cirkel rond

Drie decennia management van performance

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 4 2008
Auteurs Duco Bannink
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Duco Bannink
Duco Bannink is universitair docent Sociologie bij de vakgroep Maatschappelijke Risico's en Veiligheid, faculteit Management en Bestuur aan de Universiteit Twente.
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Management als rookgordijn

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 4 2007
Auteurs Gabriël van den Brink, Pieter Tops en Ries Straver
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Gabriël van den Brink
Prof. dr Gabriël van den Brink is lector Gemeenschappelijke Veiligheidskunde aan de Politieacademie en hoogleraar bestuurskunde aan de Universiteit van Tilburg

Pieter Tops
Prof. dr Pieter Tops is lid van het College van Bestuur van de Politieacademie en hoogleraar bestuurskunde aan de Universiteit van Tilburg

Ries Straver
Ries Straver is oud-korpschef van de politieregio's Kennemerland en Hollands Midden.
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Bestuurskracht, wat moeten we ermee?

Een stand van zaken

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 2 2007
Auteurs Marcel Boogers en Linze Schaap
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Marcel Boogers
Dr Marcel Boogers en dr Linze Schaap zijn verbonden aan de Tilburgse School voor Politiek en Bestuur (TSPB) van de Universiteit Tilburg.

Linze Schaap
Dr Marcel Boogers en dr Linze Schaap zijn verbonden aan de Tilburgse School voor Politiek en Bestuur (TSPB) van de Universiteit Tilburg.

Marja Gastelaars
mw dr Marja Gastelaars is als organisatiesocioloog verbonden aan de Utrechtse school voor Bestuurs- en Organisatiewetenschap (USBO) van de Universiteit Utrecht
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Waterschappen en de borging van publieke waarden

Tijdschrift Bestuurskunde, Aflevering 1 2006
Auteurs Willemijn Dicke en Bauke Steenhuisen
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Willemijn Dicke
Dr. Willemijn Dicke en ir. Bauke Steenhuisen zijn werkzaam aan de TU Delft bij Faculteit techniek, Bestuur en Management.

Bauke Steenhuisen
Dr. Willemijn Dicke en ir. Bauke Steenhuisen zijn werkzaam aan de TU Delft bij Faculteit techniek, Bestuur en Management.
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