Public Sector Organizations

The Coordination of Public Sector Organizations

Shifting Patterns of Public Management

Authors: Bouckaert, Geert, Peters, B. Guy, Verhoest, Koen

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This book discusses the trajectories of creating specialized autonomous units. An analysis of the mechanisms and measures taken for granting autonomy to specialized autonomous units and subsequently to coordinating them back is described. The book shows a range of patterns in the dynamics of specialization and coordination over 25 years.

About the authors

GEERT BOUCKAERT is Professor and Director of the Public Management Institute, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

B. GUY PETERS is Maurice Falk Professor of American Government, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

KOEN VERHOEST is Assistant Professor and Research Manager, Public Management Institute, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Main Argument — Specialization without Coordination is Centrifugal

    Pages 3-12

    Bouckaert, Geert (et al.)

  • Coordination: What Is It and Why Should We Have It?

    Pages 13-33

    Bouckaert, Geert (et al.)

  • Resources, Mechanisms and Instruments for Coordination

    Pages 34-66

    Bouckaert, Geert (et al.)

  • How To Map Coordination: Issues of Methodology

    Pages 67-92

    Bouckaert, Geert (et al.)

  • Coordination in New Zealand (1980–2005)

    Pages 95-113

    Bouckaert, Geert (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Coordination of Public Sector Organizations
Book Subtitle
Shifting Patterns of Public Management
Authors
Series Title
Public Sector Organizations
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27525-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230275256
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24015-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31643-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 326
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