Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis - New Public Management, Governance, and the Neo…

Paperback | September 12, 2011

byChristopher Pollitt, Geert Bouckaert

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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 third edition has been completely rewritten to incorporate a mass of recent empirical data and to introduce a new theoretical and conceptual framework by identifying three leading visions of reform. Chapters analyse key debates, the process of change, different national systems andtrajectories, results, political factors, and paradoxes and trade-offs in an integrated volume.Covering reforms over a thirty-year period (1980-2010), the book offers a detailed and structured comparison of twelve countries and the EU Commission by means of an unparalleled synthesis of evidence and sources. Extensive factual appendices provide an invaluable resource for students.

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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 third edition has been completely rewritten to incor...

Christopher Pollitt was previously Professor of Government and Dean of Social Sciences at Brunel University (London -1990-98) and Professor of Public Management at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (1999-2006). Christopher is author of more than 50 scientific articles and author or editor of more than a dozen scholarly books. He is a pas...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:September 12, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Comparative Public Management Reform: an Introduction to the Key Debates2. Problems and Responses: a Model of Public Management Reform3. Many Houses: Types of Politico-Administrative Regime4. Trajectories of Modernization and Reform5. Results: Through a Glass Darkly6. Politics and Management7. Trade-Offs, Balances, Limits, Dilemmas, Contradictions, and Paradoxes8. ReflectionsAppendix A: The Socio-Economic ContextAppendix B: Country FilesAustraliaBelgiumCanadaEuropean CommissionFinlandFranceGermanyItalyThe NetherlandsNew ZealandSwedenUnited KingdomUnited States of America

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Review from previous edition "...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