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Fragmentation Versus Strategy
Fragmentation Versus Strategy

Another of the fundamental dilemmas for governing is how to cope with specialization and integration of organizations and policies. Like the other dichotomies we have discussed already, this dimension is as old as government itself. On the one hand, governments are composed of specialized organizations, and they are specialized in order to focus attention on one particular set of issues and to utilize expertise to address policy problems arising in that domain. We can see that specialization in the names of government organizations – the ministry of agriculture, the environmental agency, etc. On the other hand, most of the important problems confronting contemporary governments do not fall within the usual domain of a specialized agency. For example, every country ...

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