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Understanding Public Management

by Kjell A. Eliassen, Nick Sitter

Understanding Public Management Synopsis

'A broad-ranging and highly intelligent account of key recent developments internationally which skillfully updates the public management and governance literatures' - Ewan Ferlie, Royal Holloway 'Public management has been radically changed and reformed... this book gives students a fine introduction to these changes and to the theories dealing with them' - Jorgen Gronnegaard Christensen, University of Aarhus An introduction and guide to the dramatic changes that have occurred in the provision of public services over the last two decades, this book combines theoretical perspectives with a range of case studies from Europe, North America and further afield to explain why, how and with what success liberal democracies have reformed the service role of the state. The book pays close attention to four major dimensions of this transition: External challenges and opportunties: globalisation and EU integration Reducing the role of the state: Liberalisation, privatisation, regulation and competition policy Improving the role of the state: New Public Management, e-Government and beyond Managing the New Public Sector: organisations, strategy and leadership This text is designed for undergraduate courses in public governance, but it also addresses the core components of MPA programmes - the parameters, tools, principles and theories of public sector reform.

Understanding Public Management Press Reviews

'A broad ranging and highly intelligent account of key recent developments internationally which skillfully updates the public management and governance literatures' - Ewan Ferlie, Royal Holloway 'Public management has been radically changed and reformed... this book gives students a fine introduction to these changes and to the theories dealing with them' - Jorgen Gronnegaard Christensen, University of Aarhus

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412908597
Publication date: 25th February 2008
Author: Kjell A. Eliassen, Nick Sitter
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Public administration, Civil service & public sector,

About Kjell A. Eliassen, Nick Sitter

Kjell A Eliassen is Professor and Director of European and Asian Studies (CEAS) at the Norwegian School of Management. CONTRIBUTORS Esther Barbe Universitat Autonoma Barcelona Yves Boyer CREST Paris Michael Clark King's College University of London Catriona Gourlay Universite Libre Bruxelles Esben Oust Heiberg Norwegian School of Management Eric Remacle Universite Libre Bruxelles Marit Sjovaag Norwegian School of Management Reimund Seidelmann Universitat Giessen and Universite Libre Bruxelles Arnhild Spence NATO and EC Bruxelles David Spence NATO and EC Bruxelles G Pinar Tank Norwegian School of Management Pierre de Vestel Universite Libre Bruxelles Professor Nick Sitter joined the Department of Public ...

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