Oxford Handbook of Public Management

ISBN-10: 019922644X

ISBN-13: 9780199226443

Edition: 2007

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Description: 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 different countries. There is also a fierce debate across academic disciplines about contemporary public adminstration/management: some advocate the use of more managerialist approaches; while others critique them. New functions have also arisen in the public sector, such as evaluation or management consulting, whichrequire analysis. There is a renewed need for an analysis of contemporary public sector organisations, which are changing rapidly before our eyes.Thus it is time for an authoritative assessment of the major trends in public management, embracing both their intended and unintended effects. This Handbook brings together leading international scholars to comment on key current issues. The individual chapters include a mix of broad overviews, in depth exploration of particular thematic areas and analyses of different theoretical perspectives such as political science, management, sociology and economics. The authors have been givensufficient space to develop their distinctive arguments. The editors provide an overall concluding chapter. The Handbook combines scholarly rigour, engaging writing from senior authors and high policy relevance. It will be relevant to advanced students, researchers and reflective public sector practitioners.

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List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Laurence E. Lynn, Jr. is Chair and professor of Public Affairs at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and co-author of Improving Governance: A New Logic for Empirical Research.

Introductory Remarks
Basic Frameworks
Public Management: The Word, The Movement, The Science
Public Management: A Concise History of the Field
Bureaucracy in the 21st Century
Public and Private Management Compared
Public Management, Democracy, and Politics
Theoretical and Disciplinary Perspectives
Law and Public Administration
Public Management as Ethics
Public Accountability
Economic Perspectives on Public Organizations
Postmodern Public Administration
Networks and Interorganizational Management: Challenging, Steering, Evaluation, and the Role of Public Actors in Public Management
Whatever Happened to Public Administration? Governance, Governance Everywhere?
Helen Margetts: Virtual Organizations
The Audit Explosion
Exploring Current Public Policy and Management Themes
Public-Private Partnerships and Hybridity
Decentralization: A Central Concept in Contemporary Public Management
E-Government: A Challenge for Public Management
Professionals in Public Services Organizations: Implications for Public Sector 'Reforming'
Rethinking Leadership in Public Organizations
Organizational Cultures in the Public Services
Functional Areas
Striving for Balance: Reforms in Human Resource Management
Public Service Quality
Budget amd Accounting Reforms
NGOs and Contracting
Evaluation and Public Management
National and International Comparisons
International Public Management
Management Consultancy
Change and Continuity in the Continental Tradition of Public Management
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