Executive Politics Under the Second Grand Coalition in Germany. We also examine changes in the structure and organization of government across four selected policy areas in these countries. I have previously worked as a researcher and teacher at the Hertie School of Governance Berlin , the University of Hannover, and the University of Potsdam. Autonomie und Steuerung verselbständigter Behörden. This paper reviews public expenditure in New Zealand and the scope for further progress. Organisational capacity encompasses the coordination of public resources, decision-making systems and governance tools; governance legitimacy refers to the perceptions, attitudes and trust relations of different actors towards such coordination arrangements. Academic interests My key research interests are in the areas of studying politics and government, also from a comparative perspective.
The Differential Empowering Effects of Europeanization on the Autonomy of National Agencies. We apply event history modeling to draw inferences on the relative importance of different selection criteria used by ministers when recruiting state secretaries from a candidate pool of senior officials. The transformative effects of Europeanization on national administrations. To understand the governance discourse in Germany one has to start from different notions of the state. Fleischer, Julia 2014 : Coordination of Internal Security in Germany. Administrative Autonomy of Public Organizations, In Ali Farazmand ed. In: dms — der moderne staat, 8 2 , 315-336.
In: dms — der moderne staat, 3 2 , 361-376. First, if attention biases are a pertinent factor in organizational life in political contexts, what can be done about them? Our analyses show that politicization of senior appointments is lower in organizations with agency status, higher organizational social capital, higher financial autonomy and more extensive use of management tools. Non-refereed book chapters and working papers Fleischer, Julia 2015 : Der Bundestag als bürokratische Organisation. The Influence of Agencies on Policy-Making. Taken together, the discussion of these two questions outlines an agenda for future research the volume seeks to stimulate.
In: der moderne staat dms 9 1 , 3-14. Bach and Wegrich discuss three public sector reform approaches joined-up government, impact assessment, and behavioural insights in terms of how, and how successfully, they address different attention biases. Hustedt, Thurid 2013 : Analyzing policy advice: The case of climate policy in Germany. At the organizational level, we find no evidence of efforts by politicians to compensate for extended autonomy by politicizing senior-level appointments, yet we provide evidence of differential effects of both formal and informal organizational characteristics on patterns of politicization. Nevertheless, up-to-date empirical studies on this issue are lacking. Structure and governance of agencies in Germany: A lot of continuity and little change, In Paul G.
Fleischer, Julia 2013 : Book review. The cases of climate adaptation, immigration and supply with raw materials in German federal government. The parliamentary accountability of European Union and national agencies, In Jarle Trondal ed. Ministerien und Agencies in DÄnemark. In: Central European Journal of Public Policy, 7 1 , 88-110. The project compares three policy areas, climage change, migration, and police, and contrasts Norway primarily with Sweden and other European countries in selected areas.
Der Aufsatz befasst sich mit der Frage, ob sich eine wachsende Politisierung der Ministerialbürokratie und eine zunehmende Bürokratisierung der Politik in einer Hybridisierung der Karriereverläufe von Spitzenbeamten und Exekutivpolitikern auf Bundes- und Landesebene in Deutschland nachweisen lässt. Two ideal-type institutional modes of coordination—hierarchical and negotiated coordination—are discussed in terms of their susceptibility to attention biases. Essays in Honour of Per Lægreid. In: Public Management Review, 15 3 , 313-329. The article thereby not only offers comprehensive evidence of cross-country differences in politicization; it also adds to the literature on sub-national variation, by fleshing out an organizational perspective to the study of politicized appointments in the European context.
More delegation, more political control? The role of agencies in policy-making. The approach is illustrated by analysing changes within the internal policy advisory system of the German federal government 1990—2015. The structural changes we observe are neither comprehensive nor planned; they are much more evolutionary than revolutionary, driven by sectoral policies and not by any overall agency policy, supported more by regulatory than by managerial reforms, and most of the changes are horizontal mergers or successions of existing organizations, while we find almost no evidence for hiving-off from ministries to agencies. Die Illustration des Verhältnisses zwischen Ministerien und deren nachgeordneten Behörden anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele ergibt einen abgerundeten Überblick über das behandelte Thema. This reflects insufficient evaluation of programmes, not enough focus on managing for outcomes, and a budget that is excessively fragmented. I have previously worked as an Assistant Professor of Political Science tenure track at the University of Amsterdam , as a Senior Research Fellow at the German Research Institute of Public Administration and as a Research Fellow at the University of Potsdam. The research aim is to study German senior officials' views on the accessibility and utility of academic research and expertise, thereby exploring the interactions between policy-makers and academia and what impact this has on policy-making.
This article contributes to the literature on the politicization of appointments to increase political control over public bureaucracies with often substantial managerial and policy autonomy. Autonomie und Steuerung verselbständigter Behörden: Management, Regulierung und die Bedeutung formaler Strukturen. Background I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, I hold a master's degree Diplom-Verwaltungswissenschaftlerin from the and a PhD Dr. But while the system is good at producing outputs cheaply and often in innovative, responsive, and customer-driven ways, it is not as good at choosing what to produce in the first place i. The adoption of a medium-term top-down fiscal management framework contributed to a large reduction in public debt.
Fleischer, Julia 2010 : A Dual Centre? Instead of viewing those outcomes as the result of organizational or individual pathologies, the chapter traces the origins of non-coordination within and between organizations to intentionally rational organizational behaviour. The article argues that it is not sufficient to interpret the ups and downs of different discourses and Leitbilder as more or less erratic, post—modern fashions and fads. A key finding is that ministers consistently prefer politically loyal to nonloyal candidates. Using data from a large-scale executive survey from central government ministries and agencies in 18 European countries, the article provides a comprehensive cross-national and cross-organizational analysis of the autonomy-politicization conundrum and the drivers of the politicization of senior-level appointments. Accepted as Special Issue at Public Administration. In: der moderne staat dms , 7 1 , 17-36. In: Political Science Applied, 2 1 : 14-19.