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This is an essential collection for PA students and scholars. It provides critical analysis of the state of publicness in current public administration and state operations. The book is well organised and easy to read for any level of readers.
Very relevant when studying the evolution of hybrid organisational forms like housing associations and for governing key public services
level too high for 1st year Bachelor students
This book formulates powerful arguments which are pertinent to the work of all us within the public services sectors.
The book will be invaluable invarious modules that will be delivered on the Public Sercvices Foundation Degree. This provides good reading for the students, and will be a good aide memoire in their studies. The institution will be ordering this book for the library so the learners will be able to have access to it.
Excellent analysis of the roles and relationships between the public, government and external agencies. helpful in an analysis of the policy process, governance and thinking about the boundaries and limitations of the state.
This is another excellent text from Clarke and Newman which traces and makes sense of the changing relations between government and citizens. It will be particularly helpful for 3rd year undergradute and postgraduate students.
I like this book very much and like most of their work, it is a very comprehensive and indepth account of the ways in which the new labour government has reconfigured welfare services
I will certainly use some of the ideas and concepts in the book to underpin some of the current thinking in leadership and management and I will refer students to it as supplemental reading. it will certainly be used when we discuss the issue of goverance
This will be used in areas on the leadership module- where nurses at MSc and PG Dip level critically examine the health sevrice and try to position the voice of nursing in the current debate.
Insightful analysis of the factors behind the sweeping changes to the provision of public services in England
Well written and very topical book. Goes well, for example, with more theretical literature.
really good book with some general interest in the change of service sector in the UK. many examples. the strong sociological perspective refers not to the political science focus in my research. I will choose some chapters, eg. 4, 5, 8 and reference chapters to power and politics.
Still considering incorporating into my course, but am concerned about the length of the book, given the large amount of material I need to cover concerning general organizational theory.
This is a useful book and it is very relevant to those students who are employed in the public sector. The attention to the role of citizens and the impact of this on practice is particularly relevant.
I shall be recommending this book to students. It provides a very interesting and thought provoking framework for thinking about public life and its contested nature.
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