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In this major new contribution to a rapidly expanding field, the authors offer an integrated analysis of the wave of management reforms which have swept through so many countries in the last twenty years. The reform trajectories of ten countries are compared, and key differences of approach discussed. Unlike some previous works, this volume affords balanced coverage to the 'New Public Management' (NPM) and the 'non-NPM' or 'reluctant NPM' countries.
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Editorial Reviews

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"What a wonderfully well-crafted work this is, the best thing available on public management"--Professor Laurence E. Lynn Jr., George Bush Chair and Professor of Public Affairs, Texas A&M University

"This is a rich and informative book which any researcher, lecturer, or student in the field of public management or administration will want to use."--Political Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198297222
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Pollitt is currently Professor of Public Management at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He has worked in the UK Civil Service and as an academic and consultant. He was Professor of Government at Brunel University from 1990-8, President of the European Evaluation Society from 1995-7, and an advisor to the European Commission from 1996.

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Table of Contents

1 The nature of public management reform 6
2 Problems and responses : a model of public management reform 24
3 Many houses : types of politico-administrative regime 39
4 Trajectories of modernization and reform 65
5 Results : through a glass darkly 103
6 Politics and management 143
7 Trade-offs, balances, limits, dilemmas, contradictions, and paradoxes 159
8 Reflections : management and governance 182
App. A The socio-economic context 203
App. B Country files 210
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