New Public Management

New Public Management

by Tom Christensen, Per Laegreid
     
 

New Public Management is often seen as a global reform wave spreading around the world in the last two decades, emphasizing efficiency, managerialism, devolution and market orientation, thus making the public sector and civil service in different countries appear more similar. This book breaks new theoretical ground by developing and using a transformative… See more details below

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New Public Management is often seen as a global reform wave spreading around the world in the last two decades, emphasizing efficiency, managerialism, devolution and market orientation, thus making the public sector and civil service in different countries appear more similar. This book breaks new theoretical ground by developing and using a transformative perspective on the study of public reform which provides a valuable theoretically informed study. In addition, it uses empirically-based case studies which offer a comprehensive foundation and analytical rigor. Suitable for supplementary course readers in the fields of public administration/management, public policy and political science.

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Despite its proponents claims, the new international administrative orthodoxy called New Public Management is not sweeping the world, argue political scientists and related scholars from Scandinavia and Oceana, but changes are generated by local conditions and traditions. They examine the dynamics of comprehensive civil service reform in Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia over the past 15 years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754615361
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.98(d)

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