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Public Sector Management : Theory, Critique and Practice - David McKevitt

Public Sector Management

Theory, Critique and Practice

By: David McKevitt (Editor), Alan Lawton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 1994
ISBN: 9780803977136
Number Of Pages: 320

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Drawing together key contributions to the field, this innovative Reader provides a broad-ranging overview of both the theory and practice of public service management. The book: outlines the social, political and economic contexts in which management has emerged as a crucial issue in the public sector of modern democratic countries; introduces the major theories, issues and concepts involved in defining and understanding public sector management; analyzes some of the key values underpinning the idea of the public domain; and examines some of the main challenges in terms of particular strategies, techniques and competences which have been proposed to improve management for public services.

Public Sector Management is

The Context of Ideas
Rationalism in Politics
Limited Government
The Criterion of Efficiency
Management in the Public Domain
Professional Ethics, Government Agenda and Differential Information
Control and Implementation
Charges as Contested Signals
Organizational Status and Performance
Summary of the Findings
Lawyers Go to Hospital
Accounting and the Pursuit of Efficiency
Implementation and Ambiguity
Investigating Policy Coordination
Issues and Hypotheses
Responsiveness and Performance
Interpretations and Implications
Performance Indicators
'Backseat Driving' or 'Hands Off' Control
Doing Well While Doing Good
Dilemmas of Performance Measurement in Nonprofit Organizations and the Need for a Multiple-Constituency Approach
The Welfare State, the Professions and Citizens
Consumerism and the Public Sector
How Well Does the Coat Fit?
Organizational Culture
Origins and Weaknesses
Personnel and Public Management
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ISBN: 9780803977136
ISBN-10: 0803977131
Series: Published in Association with the Open University
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st March 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.7  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45

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