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Public Management in the United Kingdom A New Introduction

by June Burnham, Sylvia Horton

Public Management in the United Kingdom A New Introduction Synopsis

From the 'Third Way' reforms of the 1990s to today's prospect of a post-bureaucracy era, the management of the UK's public services has been radically overhauled in recent decades. This important new text provides a complete introduction to the key themes and developments in public management and the changing relationship between governments, public service providers and the public. June Burnham and Sylvia Horton examine the key components of public management in the UK, including strategic management and the introduction of new performance management techniques as well as financial and human resources management. The book assesses how wider forces such as Europeanization, globalization and the global economic crisis have affected both the structure and role of the state and the way public services are managed. It also looks back to examine the transition from public administration to public management and considers how different ideologies have influenced and driven reform. Distinctively, the authors provide a full assessment of how devolution has affected public services across all parts of the UK. Providing an insightful and accessibly written introduction, this book will be ideal reading for all students of public management.

Public Management in the United Kingdom A New Introduction Press Reviews

'[A] concise description and discussion of public management policies in the United Kingdom... a valuable contribution to the literature.' Hasan Engin Sener, Political Studies

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230576285
Publication date: 3rd October 2012
Author: June Burnham, Sylvia Horton
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Public administration, Management & management techniques,

About June Burnham, Sylvia Horton

JUNE BURNHAM is a Researcher and Consultant on public sector management and was formerly Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, UK. SYLVIA HORTON teaches and researches public sector management at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

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