Public Management A Three-Dimensional Approach

ISBN-10: 0872893480

ISBN-13: 9780872893481

Edition: 2007 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $91.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 418
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
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.

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
What is Public Management?
Public Management's Perfect Storm
The American Problem: Legitimizing the State
What Is Public Management?
Where Do Public Managers Work?
What Do Public Managers Do?
What Kinds of Challenges Do Public Mangers Confront?
What Kind of People Become Public Managers?
Public and Private Management: Differences and Similarities
Public Management and Public Administration: A Distinction without a Difference?
Organization of the Book
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Public Management's Three Dimensions
What Is Multidimensional Public Management?
The Three-Dimensional Approach
Thinking in Three Dimensions
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Analysis And Argument in Public Management
A Method of Argument
The Processes of Analysis and Argument
Arguments in Practice
Analysis and Argument as Management Skills
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Public Management's Backbone: The Rule of law
What Is the Rule of Law?
Checks and Balances
A Logic of Constitutional Governance
Managing According to the Rule of Law
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Public Management: The Structural Dimension
What Is Structure?
Evolution of the Structural Perspective
Prominent Constraining Structures
Organizational Form
Structures and Political Rationality
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Public Management: The Cultural Dimension
What Is Culture?
Culture in Historical Perspective
Individual Characteristics and Building Blocks of Culture
Structure and Culture
Craft and Culture
Culture Matters: Pay for Performance in Public Organizations
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Public Management: The Craft Dimension
What Is Craft?
Evolution of the Craft Perspective
Typecasting Mangers Can
Deliberation and Decision Making
How Public Managers Can Learn
Being Strategic
Leadership
Does Managerial Craftsmanship Matter?
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Accountbility
What Is Accountbility?
Accountability in Historical Perspective
Accountability and the Structural Dimension
Accountability and Cultural Dimension
Accountability and the Craft Dimension
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Public Management Reform
What is Public Management Reform?
Implementing American Democracy
Public Managers as Change Agents
Do Public Management Reforms Improve Government Performance?
CompStat: A Case Study of Organizational Reform
Reform as a Political Process
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Managing in Three Dimensions
Overlapping Dimensions
Managing in the Black
Conudrums of Three-Dimensional Management
Managing in the Back as Argument
Are Some Public Management Jobs Impossible?
Paul Vallas: A Manager in the Black
Key Concepts
Analysis and Argument: Test Your Understanding
Notes
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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