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International Public Financial Management Reform : Progress, Contradictions and Challenges - James Guthrie

International Public Financial Management Reform

Progress, Contradictions and Challenges

By: James Guthrie (Editor), Christopher Humphrey (Editor), Lawrence R. Jones (Editor), Olov Olson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9781593113445
Number Of Pages: 372

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This book is intended to give readers detailed information and perspectives on the reform of financial management reform practices in a variety of national settings around the world. The chapters explore the reform agenda in each nation and factors that stimulated change. Each chapter addresses the extent of the influence of "New Public Management" concepts and practices on reform implementation. The nations, whose experience is represented in this book, are among the most often cited examples of progressive change to be examined and perhaps emulated by governments in other nations. In the introductory chapter the editors address the question whether and to what extent the financial management reforms detailed in this book reveal real progress or a progression of questions and dilemmas faced but not solved over the past several decades.

The dynamics of public financial management change in an international context : progress or a progression of questions, contradictions, and challenges?p. 1
Recent public sector financial management change in Australia : implementing the market modelp. 23
New public management reforms in Canada : success and failure?p. 55
Eastern European nations and new public financial managementp. 87
NPM and the Irish public sector : from reluctant reformer to statutory codificationp. 109
Public sector financial management reform in Italyp. 139
New Zealand public sector management and accounting reforms : the hidden agendap. 169
Public sector financial management reform in Spainp. 195
Public sector accounting reforms in a welfare state in transition : the case of Swedenp. 223
A reflection on accounting reforms in Dutch governmentp. 247
Financial management in the UK public sector : historical development, current issues, and controversiesp. 283
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ISBN: 9781593113445
ISBN-10: 1593113447
Series: Research in Public Management Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.52