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Public Management and Administration
An Introduction
3rd edition
 
 
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In recent years there has been a transformation in the management of the public sector. The rigid, bureaucratic form of public administration which dominated for most of the Twentieth-century has been replaced by a flexible, market-based form of public management. Public Management and Administration introduces and assesses the principles and theories underlying changes in the management of the public sector. Systematically revised and updated throughout, the third edition of this highly successful text includes an entirely new chapter on the impact of e-governance and expanded coverage of financial and performance management.


Description

In recent years there has been a transformation in the management of the public sector. The rigid, bureaucratic form of public administration which dominated for most of the Twentieth-century has been replaced by a flexible, market-based form of public management. Public Management and Administration introduces and assesses the principles and theories underlying changes in the management of the public sector. Systematically revised and updated throughout, the third edition of this highly successful text includes an entirely new chapter on the impact of e-governance and expanded coverage of financial and performance management.


Reviews

'A clear and balanced account of the way public services management has changed and is changing...The great thing about Owen Hughes' book...is that it maps out lucidly and coherently the bigger picture of public services reform.' - Kieran Walshe, Health Service Journal

Review comment on previous editions:

'A strength of the book is the admirable clarity of its arguments. Indeed, this is one of the best written books of its kind that I have come across. Nor does it suffer from the limitations of country-specific studies, treating the NPM as an international phenomenon.' - Chris Painter, Teaching Public Administration


Contents

An Era of Change
The Traditional Model of Public Administration
Public Management
The Role of Government
Public Enterprise
Public Policy and Policy Analysis
Strategic Management
Personnel and Performance Management
Financial Management
E-government
Managing External Constituencies
Public Management in Developing Countries
Accountability
Conclusion: A New Paradigm?


Authors

OWEN E. HUGHES is Professor of Public Sector Management, Monash University, Australia.