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Public Sector Reform

Public Sector Reform

Four Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Andrew Massey - International School for Government, Kings College London, UK

August 2013 | 1 632 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Public Sector Reform is endemic to public administrations and governmental structures globally. It is driven by a variety of dynamics and these vary according to their specific context: geographical, cultural, social, political, economic and temporal. This four-volume set brings together elements of the classical and modern work in this diverse field in a comprehensive and accessible way; providing an indispensable resource for both academics and practitioners from a social science and business perspective. Through a 4-volume structure, which takes in historical and modern day perspectives whilst maintaining a strong global focus on the subject, the set demonstrates that reform is a constant process and that it has been taking place for a long time; that which we often consider a 'golden age' in terms of Weberian bureaucracies or welfare state hierarchies, was itself a reform that belonged to a specific time and set of places.

Volume One: The Historical Perspective of Reform

Volume Two: Management and Post New Public Management: Reform in a time of Change

Volume Three: Post-Soviet Reform

Volume Four: The Developing World and Reform: African, Other Asian and Latin American Pathways

Richard Stillman
American versus European Public Administration
Does Public Administration Make the Modern State, or Does the State Make Public Administration?

R.A.W. Rhodes
One-Way, Two-Way or Dead-End Street
The British influence on American Public Administration

Henry A. Wallace
America's Part in World Reconstruction?
Lawrence Herson
China's Imperial Bureaucracy
Its Direction and Control

Fritz Sager and Christian Rosser
Weber, Wilson and Hegel
Theories of Modern Bureaucracy

Herbert Simon
The Proverbs of Administration
L. Urwick
Public Administration and Business Management?
William Robson
The Administration of Nationalized Industries in Britain
Walter Laves
The United Nations
Re-Organizing the World's Governmental Institutions ?

Milton Esman
Japanese Administration
A Comparative View

Edwin Samuel
The Administrative Problems of a New State-Israel 1948-51
Dwight Waldo
The Administrative State Revisited
Donald Gow
The Setting of Canadian Public Administration ?
Patricia Ingraham
Play It again, Sam; It's Still not Right
Searching for the Right Notes in Administrative Reform

Roger Levy
Critical Success Factors in Public Management Reform
The Case of the European Commission

Michael Lounsbury and Edward Carberry
From King to Court Jester? Weber's Fall from Grace in Organizational Theory
Gyorgy Gajduschek*
Bureaucracy as an Organized Phenomenon*
From Weber to the Present Day and back again?

Jos C.N. Raadschelders
Is American Public Administration Detached from Historical Context?
Jarle Trondal
On Bureaucratic Centre-Formation in Government Institutions
Lessons from the European Commission

Christopher Hood
A Public Management for All Seasons?
Christopher Pollitt
Antistatist Reforms and New Administrative Directions
Public Administration in the United Kingdom?

Claudio Radaelli and A.C.M Meuwese
Better Regulation in Europe
Between Public Management and Regulatory Reform

Christopher Hood
Control, Bargains and Cheating
The Politics of Public-Service Reform

R.A.W. Rhodes
The Hollowing out of the State
The Changing Nature of the Public Service in Britain

Christopher Hood and Guy Peters
The Middle Aging of New Public Management
Into the Age of Paradox?

Christopher Pollitt
Bureaucracies Remember, Post-Bureaucratic Organizations Forget?
George Boyne
Strategies for Public Service Turnaround
Lessons from the Private Sector?

Seriye Sezen
International versus Domestic Explanations of Administrative Reforms
The Case of Turkey

John Halligan
Re-Integrating Government in Third-Generation Reforms of Australia and New Zealand
Taco Brandsen and Sunhyuk Kim
Contextualizing the Meaning of Public Management Reforms
A Comparison of The Netherlands and South Korea

Tom Christensen
Global Ideas and Modern Public Sector Reforms
A Theoretical Elaboration and Empirical Discussion of a Neo-Institutional Theory

Christine Bellamy and John Taylor
Informatization and New Public Management
An Alternative Agenda for Public Administration

John Bumgarner and Chad B. Newswander
Governing Alone and with Partners
Presidential Governance in a Post-NPM Environment

Ali Farazmand
The Future of Public Administration
Challenges and Opportunities - A Critical Perspective

James Iain Gow and Caroline Dufour
Is the New Public Management a Paradigm? Does it Matter?
Kenneth J. Meier and Laurence J. O'Toole Jr
The Proverbs of New Public Management
Lessons from an Evidence-Based Research Agenda

Renate Meyer and Gerhard Hammerschmid
Public Management Reform
An Identity Project

Christian De Visscher et al
The Changing Public Service Bargain in the Federal Administration in Belgium
Jose Luis Zafra-Gómez et al
Contrasting New Public Management versus Post-New Public Manangement through Financial Performance
A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Spanish Local Governments

Andrew Barnes
Comparative Theft
Context and Choice in the Hungarian, Czech and Russian Transformations, 1989-2000

Andrea Chandler
Globalization Social Welfare Reform and Democratic Identity in Russia and Other Post-Communist Countries
Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling
Varieties of Legacies
A Critical Review of Legacy Explanations of Public Administration Reform in East Central Europe

Veiko Sepp and Jaanus Veemaa
The Reproduction of Estonian Provinces in the Context of Transitional Administrative Reform
Lucan Way
The Dilemmas of Reform in Weak States
The Case of Post-Soviet Fiscal Decentralization

Catherine Alexander
Soviet and Post-Soviet Planning in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Robert R. Kaufman
Market Reform and Social Protection
Lessons from the Czech Republic , Hungary and Poland

Colin Knox
Modernizing Government in the Context of Political Inertia

John Burns
Public Sector Reform and the State
The Case of China ?

Lisheng Dong, Tom Christensen and Martin Painter
A Case Study of China's Administrative Reform
The Importation of the Super-Department

Anthony Cheung
One Country, Two Experiences
Administrative Reforms in China and Hong Kong

Zhichang Zhu
Reform without a Theory
Why Does it Work in China?

William Boyer and Mun-Hee Kang
Asia's Influence on Public Administration in the West
Hon Chan and David Rosenbloom
Four Challenges to Accountability in Contemporary Public Administration
Lessons from the United States and China

Gavin Drewry and Che-Po Chan
Civil Service Reform in the People's Republic of China
Another Mirage of the New Global Paradigm of Public Administration?

Pan Suk Kim
An Historical Overview of Korean Public Administration
Discipline, Education, Association, International Co-Operation and beyond Indigenization

Lan Xue and Kaibin Zhong
Domestic Reform and Global Integration
Public Administration Reform in China over the Last 30 Years

Naomi Caiden
Budgeting in Poor Countries
10 Common Assumptions Re-Examined

Guido Bertucci and Adriana Alberti
The United Nations Programme in Public Administration
Re-Inventing Itself to Help Re-Invent Public Administration

Philip Wenzel
Public-Sector Transformation in South Africa
Getting the Basics Right

Jamil Jreisat
Comparative Public Administration and Africa
Andrew Massey
Lessons from Africa
New Public Management and the Privatization of Kenya Airways

Nicholas Awortwi
Building New Competencies for Government Administrators and Managers in an Era of Public Sector Reforms
The Case of Mozambique

Raoul Tamekou
The National Governance Programme, 2006-10 and the Modernization of the Administration
Cameroon and New Public Management

Francis Owusu
Organizational Culture and Public Sector Reforms in a Post-Washington Consensus Era
Lessons from Ghana's Good Reformers

Sumit Majumdar
Why Privatize? The Decline of Public Ownership in India and Its Impact on Industrial Performance
Ramanie Samaratunge, Quamrul Alam and Julian Teicher
The New Public Management Reforms in Asia
A Comparison of South and South-East Asian Countries

Rob Laking and Richard Norman
Imitation and Inspiration in Public Sector Reform
Lessons from Commonwealth Experiences

Syeda Naushin Parnini
Public Sector Reform and Good Governance
The Impact of Foreign Aid on Bangladesh

Guillermo Cejudo
Explaining Change in the Mexican Public Sector
The Limits of New Public Management

Sunil Tankha
Lost in Translation
Interpreting the Failure of Privatization in the Brazilian Electric Power Industry

David Doyle
Pressures to Privatize? The IMF, Globalization and Partisanship in Latin America
Agustin Ferraro
A Splendid Ruined Reform
The Creation and Destruction of a Civil Service in Argentina

Regina Birner and Heidi Wittmer
Better Public Sector Governance through Partnership with the Private Sector and Civil Society
The Case of Guatemala's Forest Administration

Salvador Parrado and Miquel Salvador
The Institutionalization of Meritocracy in Latin American Regulatory Agencies
Rogerio Feital Pinto
Political Functionality and Administrative Effectiveness
Three Models of Latin American Public Administration

*Replacement for recently retracted article-more details here
Gajduschek’s article is directly available here:

'This is a very impressive and extremely comprehensive collection. The range is unique: it provides an account of public sector reform from both a historical and global perspective. A must have resource for any institution which teaches and researches in the fields of public administration and public management.'

Professor D W Parsons Queen Mary, University of London.

"Public Sector Reform represents significant contribution to public administration scholarship edited by Andrew Massey. This four-volume set offers an excellent overview and an up-to-date intellectual guide to the complex and often changing field of public administration. It is comprehensive and balanced and should be read by anyone wanting to understand the field of public administration around the world. This set is particularly relevant for students, researchers and public administrators around the world. Read and learn."

Pan Suk Kim, President, International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and Vice Chair, UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UNCEPA)

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