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Public Management : Old and New - Laurence E. Lynn

Public Management

Old and New

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Published: 22nd June 2006
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Offering much more than a purely theoretical or retrospective view of public management, this exciting text is an invaluable new addition to the field of public management. Putting the American model in perspective, it establishes the historical, theoretical, analytical, practical and future foundations for the comparative study of public management.

Taking a boldly integrative approach, Laurence E. Lynn Jr. combines topics of best practice, performance, accountability and rule of law to provide a much-needed umbrella view of the topic.

Well-written and illustrated with case study examples, this is one of the most exciting books on public management available today. As such it is an essential read for every student of public management, administration and public policy.

'This is both ambitious and accessible. Larry Lynn delivers immense scholarship and uncompromising logic in fine style. A must-read for those who want to understand the field of public management. Larry Lynn is one of the very few scholars with the breadth and depth to carry this off.' - Christopher Pollitt, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Scientific Director, Netherlands Institute of Government

'Public Management: Old and New is nothing less than an intellectual history of public administration. Larry Lynn convincingly argues that innovations in public management are path dependent, greatly influenced by a nation's history, institutions, and culture. His theme, that the driving force for change in public administration is democracy, establishes Lynn as the scholarly heir to Dwight Waldo. Broad ranging and sweeping in scope, it speaks to both scholars of public administration and other social scientists interested in modern governance.' - Kenneth J. Meier, Texas A&M University, USA

Prefacep. ix
Milestones in the history of public managementp. xiii
Public management comes of agep. 1
Introductionp. 1
Administration, management, and governancep. 4
The idea of administration: inordinate magnitude and difficultyp. 5
The idea of management: finding the lightp. 6
A distinction without a differencep. 8
A distinction with a difference?p. 10
Public management or public management?p. 12
Plan and method of the bookp. 15
Notesp. 17
History and contemporary public managementp. 19
Introductionp. 19
Pathways of changep. 20
Public management: a three-dimensional viewp. 24
Structure and processp. 24
Craftp. 27
Institutionalized valuesp. 29
Public management in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the
United States: overviewsp. 32
Francep. 32
Germanyp. 33
United Kingdomp. 35
United States of Americap. 36
Notesp. 38
Old public management: Continental traditionsp. 40
Introductionp. 40
Pre-Westphalian public administrationp. 40
Absolutism and the modern statep. 43
Sovereignty and administrationp. 44
Administrative sciencep. 46
State, bureaucracy, and Rechtsstaatp. 48
The imperial bureaucracyp. 49
Rechtsstaatp. 52
Survival, reconstruction, and the welfare statep. 55
The interregnump. 55
Reconstruction and social welfarep. 56
Continental legaciesp. 58
Notesp. 60
Old public management: British traditionsp. 62
Introductionp. 62
An unwritten constitutionp. 64
Creating administrative capacityp. 67
Intellectual preparationsp. 67
A modern civil service-and bureaucracyp. 68
The rule of (common) lawp. 72
War and welfarep. 73
Strengthening governancep. 73
Science and ethicsp. 74
British legaciesp. 76
Notesp. 77
Old public management: American traditionsp. 79
Introductionp. 79
Revolutionary public administrationp. 80
Founding viewsp. 80
Pre-bureaucratic Americap. 82
An American inventionp. 84
European influencep. 85
A pragmatic responsep. 88
Scientific managementp. 92
The New Dealp. 95
From New Deal to Great Societyp. 97
American legaciesp. 99
Notesp. 101
New Public Management: reform, change, and adaptationp. 104
Introductionp. 104
The birth of managerialismp. 105
Reinventing American governmentp. 108
Something new in Europep. 114
Great Britainp. 117
Continental Europep. 121
Germanyp. 121
Francep. 124
The European Unionp. 127
A disaster waiting to happen?p. 129
Managerialism in perspectivep. 131
Notesp. 132
New Public Management: delegation and accountabilityp. 136
Introductionp. 136
Perspectives on accountabilityp. 138
Old Public Administration vs. New Public Managementp. 142
The political economy of accountabilityp. 145
The new political economyp. 146
The chain of delegationp. 147
Horizontal democracyp. 152
Tensionsp. 154
Notesp. 154
Of wine and bottles, old and newp. 157
Introductionp. 157
Old bottlesp. 160
Old Public Administrationp. 160
Path or punctuation?p. 162
A narrative of continuityp. 162
A narrative of changep. 163
New winep. 165
Convergence or differentiation?p. 167
What is happening in theory?p. 169
Managerialism in historical perspectivep. 173
Internationalizing the professionp. 176
New bottles?p. 178
Notesp. 180
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 204
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ISBN: 9780415287302
ISBN-10: 0415287308
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 22nd June 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1