Public Sector Management: Theory, Critique and Practice / Edition 1

Public Sector Management: Theory, Critique and Practice / Edition 1

by David McKevitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803977131

ISBN-13: 9780803977136

Pub. Date: 05/11/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Drawing together key contributions to the field, this innovative Reader provides a broad-ranging overview of both the theory and practice of public service management. The book: outlines the social, political and economic contexts in which management has emerged as a crucial issue in the public sector of modern democratic countries; introduces the major

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Drawing together key contributions to the field, this innovative Reader provides a broad-ranging overview of both the theory and practice of public service management. The book: outlines the social, political and economic contexts in which management has emerged as a crucial issue in the public sector of modern democratic countries; introduces the major theories, issues and concepts involved in defining and understanding public sector management; analyzes some of the key values underpinning the idea of the public domain; and examines some of the main challenges in terms of particular strategies, techniques and competences which have been proposed to improve management for public services.

Public Sector Management is

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803977136
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/11/1994
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE CONTEXT OF IDEAS
Introduction
Rationalism in Politics - Michael Oakeshott
Governmentality - Michel Foucault
Limited Government - John Gray
The Criterion of Efficiency - H Simon
Management in the Public Domain - John Stewart and Stewart Ranson
Professional Ethics, Government Agenda and Differential Information - Leonard Wrigley and David Mc Kevitt
PART TWO: CONTROL AND IMPLEMENTATION
Introduction
Charges as Contested Signals - Richard Rose
Organizational Status and Performance - Andrew Dunsire, Keith Hartley and David Parker
Summary of the Findings
Lawyers Go to Hospital - Joseph M Jacob
Accounting and the Pursuit of Efficiency - Anthony Hopwood
Implementation and Ambiguity - Vicki Eaton Baier, James G March and Harald S[oe together]tren
Investigating Policy Coordination - L Challis et al
Issues and Hypotheses
PART THREE: RESPONSIVENESS AND PERFORMANCE
Introduction
Interpretations and Implications - Patricia Day and Rudolf Klein
Performance Indicators - Neil Carter
'Backseat Driving' or 'Hands Off' Control
Doing Well While Doing Good - Rosabeth Moss Kanter and David V Summers
Dilemmas of Performance Measurement in Nonprofit Organizations and the Need for a Multiple-Constituency Approach
The Welfare State, the Professions and Citizens - Margareta Bertilsson
Consumerism and the Public Sector - Jenny Potter
How Well Does the Coat Fit?
Organizational Culture - V Lynn Meek
Origins and Weaknesses
Personnel and Public Management - Hans Weggemans

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