chapter  3
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Dimensions of government decision- making structures in European OECD countries


In democratic states, government decision-making structures and processes are of utmost importance (Blondel and Müller-Rommel 1993, 1997, 2001; Blondel et al. 2007; Rhodes and Dunleavy 1995; Peters et al. 2000; Keman 2010). They determine whether the political structure is efficient enough to solve societal problems and whether it includes or marginalizes the most relevant actors in society. Yet there are only very few attempts to tackle this issue under a macro-comparative perspective.1