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Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis : New Public Management, Governance, and the Neo-Weberian State - Christopher Pollitt

Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis

New Public Management, Governance, and the Neo-Weberian State

Paperback Published: 4th August 2011
ISBN: 9780199595099
Number Of Pages: 408

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Since its publication in 2000, Public Management Reform has established itself as the standard text in the field, presenting a comparative analysis of recent changes in Public Management and Public Administration in a range of countries in Europe, North America, and Australasia.

This third edition has been completely rewritten to incorporate a mass of recent empirical data and to introduce a new theoretical and conceptual framework by identifying three leading visions of reform. Chapters analyze key debates, the process of change, different national systems and trajectories, results, political factors, and paradoxes and trade-offs in an integrated volume.

Covering reforms over a thirty-year period (1980-2010), the book offers a detailed and structured comparison of twelve countries and the EU Commission by means of an unparalleled synthesis of evidence and sources. Extensive factual appendices provide an invaluable resource for students.

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`Review from previous edition Review from previous edition 'What a wonderfully well-crafted work this is, the best thing available on public management'' Professor Laurence E. Lynn Jr., George Bush Chair and Professor of Public Affairs, Texas A&M University `Review from previous edition '...this is a rich and informative book which any researcher, lecturer, or student in the field of public management or administration will want to use.'' Political Studies

Preface 1: Comparative Public Management Reform: an Introduction to the Key Debates 2: Problems and Responses: a Model of Public Management Reform 3: Many Houses: Types of Politico-Administrative Regime 4: Trajectories of Modernization and Reform 5: Results: Through a Glass Darkly 6: Politics and Management 7: Trade-Offs, Balances, Limits, Dilemmas, Contradictions, and Paradoxes 8: Reflections Appendix A: The Socio-Economic Context Appendix B: Country Files Australia Belgium Canada European Commission Finland France Germany Italy The Netherlands New Zealand Sweden United Kingdom United States of America

ISBN: 9780199595099
ISBN-10: 0199595097
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 4th August 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.3  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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