Government in any society delivers a large number of services and goods to its population. To get the job done, government needs public management in order to steer its resources--employees, money and laws--into policy outputs and outcomes. In a well-ordered society the teams who work for the state deliver under a rule of law framework--public administration.
"Public Administration and Public Management" provides a new perspective on the public sector by offering a concise and comprehensive analysis of what it is and how it operates. This book includes such issues as:
· The Principal-Agent Framework and the Public Sector
· Public Principals and their Agents
· The Economic Reasons of Government
· Public Organization, Incentives and Rationality in Government
· The Essence of Public Administration: Legality and the Rule of Law
· Public Policy Criteria: The Cambridge and Chicago Positions