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

"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 completely rewritten second edition radically expands, develops, and updates the…  See more details below

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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 completely rewritten second edition radically expands, develops, and updates the original." Two countries have been added to the comparison (making twelve countries in all) and a much fuller treatment has been provided of the European Commission (including a commentary on the recent reforms led by Vice-President Kinnock). Empirical data has been brought up to date, so as to cover many key developments of the last few years. The theoretical framework of the book has been further developed, including a challenging new interpretation of the trends in continental Europe, which are seen here as markedly different from the Anglo-American style 'New Public Management'.

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

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
App. AThe socio-economic context203
App. BCountry files210

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