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Public Management and Administration - Owen Hughes

Public Management and Administration

Paperback Published: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9780230231269
Number Of Pages: 384

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In recent years there has been a transformation in the management of the public sector across many parts of the world. The rigid, bureaucratic form of public administration which dominated for most of the twentieth century has been replaced in the twenty-first century by a more flexible, market-based form of public management. As public management has developed away from New Public Management, it has moved even further away from the traditional model of administration.

Public Management and Administration introduces and assesses the principles and theories underlying changes in the management of the public sector. Public management models are being adopted all over the world and the basis, nature and dimensions of these - as well as their theoretical underpinnings and differences - are considered in detail.

The fourth edition of this highly successful text has been substantially revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on governance.

Reviews of previous editions: 'A clear and balanced account of the way public services management has changed and is changing...The great thing about Owen Hughes' book...is that it maps out lucidly and coherently the bigger picture of public services reform.' - Kieran Walshe, Health Service Journal 'A strength of the book is the admirable clarity of its arguments. Indeed, this is one of the best written books of its kind that I have come across. Nor does it suffer from the limitations of country-specific studies, treating the NPM as an international phenomenon.' - Chris Painter, Teaching Public Administration

List of Tables and Boxesp. vi
Prefacep. vii
An Era of Changep. 1
The Role of Governmentp. 19
The Traditional Model of Public Administrationp. 43
Public Managementp. 74
Public Policyp. 103
Governancep. 123
Regulation, Contracting and Public Ownershipp. 144
Stakeholders and External Constituenciesp. 166
Accountabilityp. 185
Strategic Managementp. 208
Leadership and Managing Peoplep. 228
Financial and Performance Managementp. 250
E-governmentp. 273
Public Management in Developing Countriesp. 295
Conclusion: Paradigms in Public Managementp. 315
Referencesp. 338
Indexp. 360
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ISBN: 9780230231269
ISBN-10: 0230231268
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised