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Contesting Public Sector Reforms : Critical Perspectives, International Debates - Geoffrey Wood

Contesting Public Sector Reforms

Critical Perspectives, International Debates

By: Geoffrey Wood (Editor), P James (Editor), Ian Roper (Editor), Pauline Dibben (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 2004
ISBN: 9781403904300
Number Of Pages: 290

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This edited volume provides a critical and international analysis of the public sector through theoretical debates, empirical issues and regional studies. It begins by reassessing the public choice theoretical paradigm, the implications of New Public Management, the current crisis of democracy and ways of mediating market pressures. It then investigates recent developments in ethics, service provision, industrial relations and the nature of work, before examining critical issues in countries and regions from both the developed and developing world, and reflecting on the way forward. BRUCE BAKER Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the African Studies Centre at Coventry University, UK PATRICK BOND Political Economist and Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand Graduate School of Public and Development Management in Johannesburg, South Africa ROBERT GREGORY Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration in the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand JENNY HARROW Professor of Voluntary Sector Management, Cass Business School, City University PAUL HIGGINS Lecturer in Public Sector Management and Employee Relations at Middlesex University Business School, UK J. ROGERS HOLLINGSWORTH Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Wisconsin, USA JONTHAN LIU Professor of Chinese Management at Middlesex University Business School, UK ZSUZSANNA LONTI Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand RONALDO MUNCK Professor of Poli tical Sociology and Director of the Globalization and Social Exclusion Unit at the University of Liverpool, UK ANIL VERMA Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at the University of Toronto, Canada AXEL VAN DEN BERG Professor of Sociology at McGill University, Canada MALCOLM WALLIS Professor of Public Administration at the Durban Institute for Technology, South Africa JANE WANG Senior Administrator for the Study Tours Programme at Middlesex University Business School, UK

Introduction: Public Sector Management and the Neo-Liberal Hegemony
Public Sector Reform: Theoretical Debates
Public Choice, the Public Sector and the Market: The Sound of One Hand Clapping?
New Public Management: Marketization, Managerialism and Consumerism
Uneasy Partners: Democratization and New Public Management in Developing Countries
Taming the Market: Co-ordination of Economic Activity at Multiple Spatial Levels
Public Sector Reforms: Issues and Practices
Ethics and the New Public Management: Challenges and Alternatives
Mechanisms and Values in the Delivery of a Patchwork of Public Services
Industrial Relations in the Public Sector: Collective Bargaining Reform and the Issue of Convergence
Managing Quality in Public Services: Some Distinct Implications for the Reorganization of Work
Public Sector Management: Regional and National Studies Canadian Public Management Developments
Hollowing and Hardening New Zealand's Homely State
New Public Management and Europeanization: Convergence or Nestedness?
Recruiting and Training the New Cadre: Reform of the Civil Service in the People's Republic of China
Contradictions Confronting New Public Management in Johannesburg: The Rise and Fall of Municipal Water Commercialization
Latin America: Globalization Democracy and State Reform
Public Administration and the Management of Socio-Economic Development in Developing Countries: Some Trends and Comparisons
Conclusion: Towards the Revitalization of the Public?
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ISBN: 9781403904300
ISBN-10: 1403904308
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 30th April 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1