Ordering Things: The Irish State Administration Database

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Title: Ordering Things: The Irish State Administration Database
Authors: Hardiman, Niamh
Scott, Colin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7425
Date: 2012
Abstract: New theoretical approaches to the state have posed challenges for the comparative analysis of the organizational features of states. The analysis of state bodies and state agencies has largely been confined to the sub-discipline of public administration, and has been resistant to the systematic classification that has made progress possible in other areas of comparative politics. This article argues that there is much to be gained by reconceptualizing state bodies in a comparative context. This paper profiles the classification system underlying the construction of the Irish State Administration Database (ISAD). This paper sets out a new approach to conceptualizing the organizational and functional features of states. ISAD not only provides a valuable research resource for work on the Irish state, but also can provide a framework for building a comparative research agenda.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright (published version): 2012 Political Studies Association of Ireland
Keywords: Ireland;State agencies;Public administration;Database;Classification;Governance;Architecture;Government;Regulatory Capitalism;British central state
DOI: 10.1080/07907184.2012.636179
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection
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