Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis / Edition 2

Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis / Edition 2

by Christopher Pollitt, Geert Bouckaert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199268495

ISBN-13: 9780199268498

Pub. Date: 07/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Pollitt (public management, Erasmus U., Rotterdam) and Bouckaert (public management, Katholieke Univeriteit Leuven, Belgium) examine key issues and themes crossnationally and internationally in public management and administration in Europe, North America, and Australasia. For the second edition the geographical coverage/comparison has been extended to now include

Overview

Pollitt (public management, Erasmus U., Rotterdam) and Bouckaert (public management, Katholieke Univeriteit Leuven, Belgium) examine key issues and themes crossnationally and internationally in public management and administration in Europe, North America, and Australasia. For the second edition the geographical coverage/comparison has been extended to now include Italy and Belgium. The text has been revised throughout and includes expanded treatment of the European Commission, further development of the authors' theoretical framework and interpretation of trends, and updated empirical data. For students, teachers, and researchers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199268498
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresx
List of Tablesxi
Abbreviationsxii
Introduction1
1The nature of public management reform6
2Problems and responses: a model of public management reform24
3Many houses: types of politico-administrative regime39
4Trajectories of modernization and reform65
5Results: through a glass darkly103
6Politics and management143
7Trade-offs, balances, limits, dilemmas, contradictions, and paradoxes159
8Reflections: management and governance182
Appendix AThe Socio-Economic Context203
Appendix BCountry Files210
Australia210
Belgium216
Canada224
European Commission232
Finland239
France247
Germany256
Italy264
Netherlands270
New Zealand277
Sweden285
United Kingdom292
United States of America300
Bibliography309
Websites: Overview327
Index333

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