De omwenteling die niet kwam: verkenning van het bestuursbeleid bij het ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken, 1969-2009

J.F. Schrijver

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In this book, twenty-four projects carried out during forty years of administrative policy are passed in review. The author evaluates these projects from the perspective of public administration, which expects a change from a more traditional hierarchical administration (government) to a more network-oriented administration (governance). Despite challenges, it was concluded that the administrative theory held by the Ministry of Home Affairs has remained traditional. Furthermore, there was no systematically developed view of the relationship between government and society, necessary for a modern administrative policy, between 1969 and 2009.
The researcher compared the Ministry of Home Affairs with parliament and a specialist department, where no breakthrough to another managerial view was achieved either. As a result, Schrijver assumes that chances of introducing more effective managerial processes at government level have been missed.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Korsten, Arno, Supervisor
Award date8 Apr 2015
Place of PublicationDen Haag
Print ISBNs9789462365346
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • administrative policy
  • Ministry of Home Affairs

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