"The third edition of this major textbook Public Management and Governance examines the factors which make government critically important and the barriers which often stop it being effective. It questions what it means to have effective policies, efficient management and good quality services as well as exploring how the process of governing needs to be radically altered if a government is to remain legitimate. Key themes include: - challenges and pressures facing governments around the world; - the changing role of the public sector in a 'mixed economy' of provision; - governance issues such as ethics, equalities, transparency and citizen engagement. This fully revised and updated third edition includes six new chapters bringing in-depth coverage of key new aspects of public management and governance. The new edition also features a wide selection of international case studies and revealing examples of how public policy, management and governance can be improved - and what happens when they fail. Each chapter is supplemented with discussion questions, group and individual exercises, case studies and recommendations on further reading. Public Management and Governance is one of the leading student textbooks in its field, featuring contributions from topinternational authors and covering a wide range of key topics in depth. It is an essential resource for all students on specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Public Services Management, Public Administration, Government and Public Policy"--
The business of managing public services has changed radically in recent years and enforced austerity is likely to make these changes even more profound. This new edition of Public Management and Governance is expanded and includes new perspectives to bring the subject into the post global financial crisis era.
Although popular features are retained, the new edition benefits from some reforms including:
- a reinforcement of international themes across the whole book
- discussions of the new realities of coalition politics in times of change
- new material on policy transfer
- the role of the private sector as well as social enterprise and mutualized / cooperative forms of organization.
A whole parade of pedagogical features are employed in this refreshing new edition, including: more short case studies and examples, more practitioner perspectives, valuable further reading suggestions and end of chapter discussion questions and exercises. The result is a rejuvenated textbook which will be essential reading on public management and administration courses across the world.
Number of Pages: 420
Genre: Business + Money Management, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Affairs + Administration, Nonprofit Organizations + Charities
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Street Date: October 5, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-8230