Controlling the Courts: New Public Management and the Dutch Judiciary

Authors Max Visser, R. Schouteten, Josje Dikkers
Published in Justice System Journal
Publication date 2019
Research groups Decent Work
Type Article


Like many public sector organizations, in the past decades the Dutch judiciary has come to adopt New Public Management (NPM) practices and processes. In this article, we analyze this adoption from a management and organizational control perspective. Using data from a large survey among Dutch judges, we see a “mismatch” between the nature of the NPM-inspired management control systems and the work-related experiences of the judges and inquire into the consequences thereof for judicial work and organization.

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Language English
Published in Justice System Journal
Year and volume 40 1
Key words New Public Management, management control, Dutch judiciary, quality, job demands, job resources
Digital Object Identifier
Page range 39-53