Public Management and Administration: An Introduction

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

byOwen E. Hughes

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The nature and management of the public sector has changed dramatically since the replacement of the rigid, bureaucratic form of public administration of the 20th century by a more flexible, market-based model. The fourth edition of this highly successful text provides a uniquely broad ranging and international introduction to the field.

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The nature and management of the public sector has changed dramatically since the replacement of the rigid, bureaucratic form of public administration of the 20th century by a more flexible, market-based model. The fourth edition of this highly successful text provides a uniquely broad ranging and international introduction to the fiel...

OWEN E. HUGHES is Professor of Public Sector Management, Monash University, Australia.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023023125X

ISBN - 13:9780230231252

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - The Role of Government
Chapter 3 - The Traditional Model of Public Administration
Chapter 4 - Public Management
Chapter 5 - Public Policy Governance
Chapter 6 - Governance
Chapter 7 - Regulation, Contracting and Public Ownership
Chapter 8 - Stakeholders and External Providers
Chapter 9 - Accountability
Chapter 10 - Strategic Management
Chapter 11 - Leadership and Managing People
Chapter 12 - Financial and Performance Management
Chapter 13 - E-Government
Chapter 14 - Public Management in Developing Countries
Chapter 15 - Conclusion: Paradigms in public management

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Review commentson previous editions: 'A clear and balanced account of the way public services management has changed and is changing...The great thing about Owen Hughes' book...is that it maps out lucidly and coherently the bigger picture of public services reform.' - Kieran Walshe, Health Service Journal'A strength of the book is the admirable clarity of its arguments. Indeed, this is one of the best written books of its kind that I have come across. Nor does it suffer from the limitations of country-specific studies, treating the NPM as an international phenomenon.' - Chris Painter, Teaching Public Administration