Local Goverment Management: The Rhetoric and Reality of Change

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Local government in Britain is undergoing fundamental transformation. This book explores the impact of these changes upon the attitudes, behaviour and job satisfaction of the managers most affected by them. On the basis of a detailed review of recent research findings and theoretical debates, it outlines the major changes affecting local government organizations and the duties and responsibilities of those working within them. This provides the context for a detailed empirical case study which explores the extent...
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Overview

Local government in Britain is undergoing fundamental transformation. This book explores the impact of these changes upon the attitudes, behaviour and job satisfaction of the managers most affected by them. On the basis of a detailed review of recent research findings and theoretical debates, it outlines the major changes affecting local government organizations and the duties and responsibilities of those working within them. This provides the context for a detailed empirical case study which explores the extent to which a rhetoric of 'new managerialism' is supported by a reality of change
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Explores How the fundamental transformations overtaking local government in Britain are impacting the attitudes, behaviors, and job satisfaction of the managers most affected by them. Reviews recent research findings and theoretical debates to outline the major changes affecting local government organizations and the duties and responsibilities of people working within them. Using that context as a foundation, then offers a detailed empirical case study that investigates the extent to which the rhetoric of New Managerialism is supported by a reality of change. Distributed in the US by Taylor and Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335198931
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 The 'new managerialism' in local government 1
2 Analysing organizations: theoretical perspectives on the 'new managerialism' 21
3 Changing managerial roles in local government: the new prescriptions 40
4 A study of change: Barset County Council 66
5 Changing leadership and managerial roles 87
6 New patterns of decision making 117
7 Managers' motivation and morale 144
8 The 'new managerialism' and the future of local government 157
App. 1 Methodology 171
App. 2 Management approaches: past and present 173
References 175
Index 186
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