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Understanding Public Management



March 2008 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Combining theoretical perspectives with a global range of case studies from Europe, North America, and other areas, this book explains why, how, and with what success liberal democracies have reformed the service role of the state. Students will be introduced and guided through the dramatic changes that have occurred in public services over the last two decades.

Key Features

  • External challenges and opportunities: globalization and EU integration
  • Reducing the role of the state: Liberalization, privatization, regulation and competition policy
  • Improving the role of the state: New Public Management, e-Government and beyond
  • Managing the New Public Sector: organizations, strategy and leadership

Intended Audience
This text is designed for undergraduate courses in public governance, but it also addresses the core components of graduate programs – the parameters, tools, principles, and theories of public sector reform.


 
Introduction
Liberalising and Modernising Public Services

 
 
Internationalisation, Globalisation and Liberalisation
Strategic Challenges for Public Governance

 
 
European Integration
Recapturing Sovereignty and Institutionalising Liberalisation

 
 
Liberalisation and Privatization
 
Regulation and Competition Policy
 
Modernising Public Administration
To the New Public Management and Beyond

 
 
Modernising Government
eGovernment

 
 
Organisational Design and Institutional Governance
 
Tools of Management and Leadership
 
Conclusion
Public Service Delivery in the 'Knowledge Society'

 

'A broad ranging and highly intelligent account of key recent developments internationally which skillfully updates the public management and governance literatures' - Ewan Ferlie, Royal Holloway

'Public management has been radically changed and reformed... this book gives students a fine introduction to these changes and to the theories dealing with them' - Jørgen Grønnegaard Christensen, University of Aarhus


Not very readable or attractive.

Mr Frank Luik
Urban Management, Amsterdam University of Prof Education
March 25, 2014

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Introduction PDF


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