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Public Sector Organizations

Translating Agency Reform

Rhetoric and Culture in Comparative Perspective

Authors: Smullen, A.

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Through comparative analysis this book examines and explains the official rhetoric of agency reform across consensus and adversarial political cultures. It traces the trajectory of talk about agency reform in The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia and identifies the national styles of speaking that mediated the agency idea.

About the authors

AMANDA SMULLEN is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Management, Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is co-author of Agencies: How Governments Do Things Through Semi-Autonomous Organizations and has published in various journals including Public Administration, Comparative Policy Analysis and Critical Policy Analysis.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Translating Agency Reform

    Smullen, Amanda

    Pages 3-15

  • Agency Reform: Tracing a Public Management Fashion

    Smullen, Amanda

    Pages 16-39

  • Theoretical Concepts and Tools: Rhetoric and Culture

    Smullen, Amanda

    Pages 43-64

  • The Trajectory of Agency Talk Across The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia

    Smullen, Amanda

    Pages 65-108

  • Comparing Official Agency Talk: National Speaking Styles and the Role of Cultural Context?

    Smullen, Amanda

    Pages 111-134

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $116.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-36865-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Translating Agency Reform
Book Subtitle
Rhetoric and Culture in Comparative Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Public Sector Organizations
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Amanda Smullen
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28970-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230289703
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-58072-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36865-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 191
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