The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

Paperback | July 21, 2007

EditorEwan Ferlie, Laurence E. Lynn Jr., Christopher Pollitt

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The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world. The last thirty years have seen major shifts in approaches to public sector management in many countries. There is also a fierce debate across academic disciplines about contemporary public administration/management: someadvocate the use of more managerialist approaches; while others see managerialism as undermining democratic institutions. New roles have arisen, such as programme evaluation, management consulting, and reliance on NGOs and partnerships, which require new assessments. There is an intensified need foran analysis of contemporary public sector organisations, which are changing rapidly before our eyes.It is thus time for an authoritative treatment of the major trends in public management, embracing both their intended and unintended consequences. This Handbook brings together leading international scholars to comment on key current issues. The individual chapters include broad overviews, in depthexplorations of particular thematic areas and analyses of different theoretical perspectives such as political science, management, sociology and economics. The authors have space to develop their distinctive arguments. The editors provide an overall concluding chapter. The Handbook combinesscholarly rigour, engaging writing and high policy relevance. It will be invaluable to advanced students, researchers and reflective public sector practitioners.

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The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world. The last thirty years have seen major shifts in approaches to public sector management in many countries. There is also a fierce debate across academic disciplines about contemporary public administration/management: someadvocate the use of more managerialist approa...

Ewan Ferlie has previously worked at the Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent (1979-1986) and then the Centre for Corporate Strategy and Change, Warwick Business School (1986-1997), University of Warwick. He was awarded a personal chair there in 1996. Between 1997 and 2003, he was a Professor at Imperial College ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:804 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.54 inPublished:July 21, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199226443

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Table of Contents

Ewan Ferlie, Laurence E. Lynn Jr., and Christopher Pollitt: Introductory RemarksSection I: Basic Frameworks1. Christopher Hood: Public Management: The Word, The Movement, The Science2. Laurence E. Lynn Jr.: Public Management: A Concise History of the Field3. Kenneth J. Meier: Bureaucracy in the 21st Century4. Hal G. Rainey and Young Han Chun: Public and Private Management Compared5. Linda deLeon: Public Management, Democracy, and PoliticsSection II: Theoretical and Disciplinary Perspectives6. Anthony Bertelli: Law and Public Administration7. J. Patrick Dobel: Public Management as Ethics8. Mark Bovens: Public Accountability9. Aidan R. Vining and David L. Weimer: Economic Perspectives on Public Organizations10. Peter Bogason: Postmodern Public Administration11. Erik-Hans Klijn: Networks and Interorganizational Management: Challenging, Steering, Evaluation, and the Role of Public Actors in Public Management12. H. George Frederickson: Whatever Happened to Public Administration? Governance, Governance Everywhere?13. Helen Margetts: Virtual Organizations14. Michael Power: The Audit ExplosionSection III: Exploring Current Public Policy and Management Themes15. Chris Skelcher: Public-Private Partnerships and Hybridity16. Christopher Pollitt: Decentralization: A Central Concept in Contemporary Public Management17. Ignace Snellen: E-Government: A Challenge for Public Management18. Ewan Ferlie and Keith J. Geraghty: Professionals in Public Services Organizations: Implications for Public Sector 'Reforming'19. Jean-Louis Denis, Ann Langley, and Linda Rouleau: Rethinking Leadership in Public Organizations20. Robert Dingwall and Tim Strangleman: Organizational Cultures in the Public Services21. Colin Talbot: PerformanceSection IV: Functional Areas22. Patricia W. Ingraham: Striving for Balance: Reforms in Human Resource Management23. John Ovretveit: Public Service Quality24. Irene Rubin and Joanne Kelly: Budget amd Accounting Reforms25. Steven Rathgeb Smith: NGOs and Contracting26. Peter Dahler-Larsen: Evaluation and Public ManagementSection V: National and International Comparisons27. David Mathiasen: International Public Management28. Denis Saint Martin: Management Consultancy29. Isabella Proeller and Kuno Schedler: Change and Continuity in the Continental Tradition of Public ManagementEwan Ferlie, Laurence E. Lynn Jr., and Christopher Pollitt: Afterword

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"The Oxford Handbook of Public Management is an invaluable source for anyone interested in public management scholarship. The chapters provide an excellent starting point for researchers interested in specific areas. Many of its chapters are suitable for public management graduate courses and,in some cases, offer the most polished overview of a specific topic I have read." --Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory