Governance and Public Management

Strategic Management for Public Governance in Europe

Authors: Drumaux, Anne, Joyce, Paul

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  • Provides an evaluation of strategic management in public governance in Europe
  • Presents case study analysis of developments in the European Union and its member states to reveal how strategic management is being applied in practice
  • Demonstrates how multi-level involvement, participation issues and different national contexts affect the application of strategic management.
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This book investigates the role and effectiveness of strategic management within public governance in Europe. Using findings from qualitative studies, it explores the governance processes at the level of the European Union as a supranational institution, and the level of national governments. It presents empirical research that reveals fresh insights into the extent to which the public, effective government, and desirable societies are interrelated in individual Member States. Further, it enables the authors to critically analyse and develop the concept of the 'Strategic State', and to introduce the idea of ‘credible government’ that lays out a pathway to effective governance. This book argues for the need to develop more effective multi-level governance that combines unity of strategic purpose at the European level with strategic leadership and mobilisation at the national level. It will appeal to practitioners in addition to scholars in the fields of public policy, public management and European Union studies.

About the authors

Anne Drumaux is Professor and Co-Director of Public Management research at the Solvay Brussels School in Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
Paul Joyce is Associate at the Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, UK. He is also an Affiliated Researcher in the Department of Public Management at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and Visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University, UK.

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“This book may save Europe since it demonstrates that State Strategy requires strategic management, effective government and public governance, however, the Europe 2020 Strategy needs also political leadership, public engagement, and credible inclusion.” (Geert Bouckaert, KU Leuven Public Governance Institute, Belgium, and President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences)

“Anne Drumaux and Paul Joyce have written a much needed book about strategic management at the state level in the context of the European Union. This is a very thorough and detailed piece of work about the intersection between governance, institutional theory, and economics, and as such, is unique in its kind. It will be of great value to anyone interested in how the EU works, and more so, in how it can and should work even better. I highly recommend this book.” (Zeger van der Wal, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore)

“Strategic Management and Governance for Europe provides an exceptional, up-to-date analysis of the policy, managerial, and coordinating challenges that Europe faces. Among its many outstanding features, it clarifies highly complex trends, it contrasts policy assertions with performance data, and uses highly visual state-of-the art research tools to provide insight and support for its analyses and recommendations. It should be read by every European policy maker and administrator to better understand the complex world they work in.” (Montgomery Van Wart, California State University San Bernardino, USA, and Visiting Research Professor, National University of Ireland)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategic Management for Public Governance in Europe
Authors
Series Title
Governance and Public Management
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54764-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54764-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54763-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71449-0
Series ISSN
2524-728X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 255
Number of Illustrations
42 illustrations in colour
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