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Public Sector Reform
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Public Sector Reform
Rationale, Trends and Problems

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February 1998 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Deregulation, privatization, and marketization have become the bywords for the reforms and debates surrounding the public sector. This major book is unique in its comparative analysis of the reform experience across the globe, from Canada, the West, and Eastern Europe to Australia and New Zealand. Leading country experts identify a number of key factors to systematically explain the similarities and differences, map common problems, and together reflect on the future shape of the public sector. Significant themes and topics explored in this lively and accessible book include the often neglected conflict between the drive for efficiency and questions of justice, the new role of local government, the quest for decentralization and the enhancement of competitiveness, and the introduction of public joint stock companies. Public Sector Reform will be essential reading for all students and researchers of public policy, public administration, and comparative government.

Jan-Erik Lane
Introduction
John Halligan
New Public Sector Models
Reform in Australia and New Zealand

 
Evert A Lindquist
The Bewildering Pace of Public Sector Reform in Canada
Ira Denkhaus and Volker Scheider
The Privatization of Infrastructures in Germany
Joachim Jens Hesse
Re-Building the State
Public Sector Reform in Central and Eastern Europe

 
Michael J Goldsmith and Edward C Page
Farewell to the British State?
Walter J M Kickert
Anglo-Saxon Public Management and European Governance
The Case of Dutch Administrative Reforms

 
Jan-Erik Lane
Public Sector Reform in the Nordic Countries
Thierry Postif
Public Sector Reform in France
Gerry Stoker
Local Government in Britain after Thatcher
Bernard Steunenberg and Nico Mol
Fiscal and Financial Decentralization
A Comparative Analysis of Six West European Countries

 
Carles Boix
Searching for Competitiveness
The Role of the Spanish Public Sector in the 1980s and 1990s

 
Jan-Erik Lane
Incorporation as Public Sector Reform

`A most useful comparative text of national case studies covering reform in a wide variety of different nation settings' - International Journal of Public-Private Partnerships

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