The New Public Management in Europe: Adaptation and Alternatives

Hardcover | February 15, 2007

EditorChristopher Pollitt, Sandra Van Thiel, Vincent Homburg

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Originating in the Anglo-American world, the New Public Management paradigm appears to have swept over various Continental-European countries, producing convergence of administrative reform. Specific implementations of NPM, however, show a surprisingly large variety of forms, shapes and results. These include performance indicators, personnel reforms, creation and management of executive agencies, public private partnerships, benchmarking and evaluations of reforms. This volume demonstrates and explains how the ambiguous concept of NPM is crafted and shaped differently in various institutional contexts.

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Originating in the Anglo-American world, the New Public Management paradigm appears to have swept over various Continental-European countries, producing convergence of administrative reform. Specific implementations of NPM, however, show a surprisingly large variety of forms, shapes and results. These include performance indicators, pe...

CHRISTOPHER POLLIT is Professor of Public Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, NetherlandsSANDRA VAN THIEL is Assistant Professor at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NetherlandsVINCENT HOMBERG is Assistant Professor at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.83 × 5.79 × 0.77 inPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230006930

ISBN - 13:9780230006935

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Introduction--V.Homburg--C.Pollit & S.V.Thiel * Convergence or divergence: what has been happening in Europe? * C.Pollit * Public management reforms in countries with a Napoleonic state model: France, Italy and Spain--W.Kickert * The management and control of executive agencies: an Anglo-Dutch comparison--S.V.Thiel & C.Pollit * Public Private Partnership: a two headed reform. A comparison of PPP in England and The Netherlands--E.H.Klijn--J.Edelenbos & M.Hughes * New Public Managers in Europe: changes and trends--S.V.Thiel--B.Steijn & M.Allix * International benchmarking of public organizations: a critical approach--J.Hakvoort & H.Klaassen * Will ICTs finally reinvent government? V.Homburg& I.Snellen * Hospital performance indicators: how and why neighbours facing similar problems go different ways--C.Pollitt * Public management and evaluation--F.B.V.D.Meer * Implementing NPM: a complexity perspective on public management reform trajectories--G.Teisman& A.V.Buuren * Conclusions--S.V.Thiel--C.Pollitt & V.Homburg