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The Bureaucracy

On the size and composition of the Dutch bureaucracy, see:

  • J.C.N. Raadschelders and F.M. van der Meer, Adminis-tering the Summit in the Netherlands, 1795-1995, in: J.C. N.Raadschelders and F.M. van der Meer (eds), Administering the Summit, Brussels: Bruylant, 1998
  • M. Leyenaar, Women in Public Administration in the Netherlands, Women and Politics, Vol. 11:4, (1991), pp. 41-55
  • F.M. van der Meer et al., Representative Democracy in the Netherlands in an Historical Perspective, in: V. Wright (ed.), La Representativité de l’Administration Publique/The Representativity of Public Administration, Brussels: Institut International des Sciences Administratives, 1991
  • F.M. van der Meer and L.J. Roborgh, Changing Patterns in Local and Central Government Employment: an Adaptation to a Post-Industrial Society, 1945-1985, in: L.J. Roborgh, R.R. Stough and Th.A.J. Toonen (eds), Public Infrastructure Redefined, Leiden/Bloomington/Rotterdam: Groen, 1988. 

Administrative reform is discussed in:

  • W.J.M. Kickert and F.O.M. Verkaak, Autonomizing Executive Tasks in Dutch Central Government, International Review of Administration Sciences, Vol. 61 (1995), pp. 531-549
  • Th.A.J. Toonen, On the Administrative Condition of Politics: Administrative Transformation in the Netherlands, West European Politics, Vol. 19 (1996), pp. 609-633. 

For the functioning of the Dutch bureaucracy, see:

  • R. Harmsen, The Europeanization of National Administrations: a Comparative Study of France and the Netherlands, Governance, Vol. 12 (1999), pp. 81-113
  • F.M. van der Meer and J.C.N. Raadschelders, The Role of Senior Officials in the Netherlands, in: E.C. Page and V. Wright (eds), The Role of Senior Officials in a Service State, Oxford University Press, 1999
  • R. Hoppe, H. van de Graaf and E. Besseling, Succesful Policy Formulation Processes: Lessons from Fifteen Case Experiences in Five Dutch Departments, Acta Politica, Vol. 30 (1995), pp. 153-188
  • M.S. de Vries, Establishing Priorities: Technocratic Policy-Making in the Netherlands, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 60 (1994), pp. 483-505. 

Ethical aspects of Dutch public administration are the focus of:

  • M.A.P. Bovens, H.G. Geveke, and J. de Vries, Open Public Administration in the Netherlands: the Politics of Leaking, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 61 (1995), pp. 17-41
  • L.W.J.C. Huberts, Public Corruption and Fraud in the Netherlands: Research and Results, Crime, Law and Social Change, Vol. 22 (1994), pp. 307-321. 
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