Genre: Canada, Editor: , Pages: 575 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: PSU:000033280080

Genre: India, Editor: New Age International, Pages: 688 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 8173280681

'A broad-ranging and highly intelligent account of key recent developments internationally which skillfully updates the public management and governance literatures' - Ewan Ferlie, Royal Holloway 'Public management has been radically changed and reformed... this book gives students a fine introduction to these changes and to the theories dealing with them' - Jørgen Grønnegaard Christensen, University of Aarhus An introduction and guide to the dramatic changes that have occurred in the provision of public services over the last two decades, this book combines theoretical perspectives with a range of case studies from Europe, North America and further afield to explain why, how and with what success liberal democracies have reformed the service role of the state. The book pays close attention to four major dimensions of this transition: " External challenges and opportunties: globalisation and EU integration " Reducing the role of the state: Liberalisation, privatisation, regulation and competition policy " Improving the role of the state: New Public Management, e-Government and beyond " Managing the New Public Sector: organisations, strategy and leadership This text is designed for undergraduate courses in public governance, but it also addresses the core components of MPA programmes - the parameters, tools, principles and theories of public sector reform.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: SAGE, Pages: 208 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781849206464

Genre: Policy sciences, Editor: , Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 3319318160

Swiss citizens approve of their government and the way democracy is practiced; they trust the authorities and are satisfied with the range of services Swiss governments provide. This is quite unusual when compared to other countries. This open access book provides insight into the organization and the functioning of the Swiss state. It claims that, beyond politics, institutions and public administration, there are other factors which make a country successful. The authors argue that Switzerland is an interesting case, from a theoretical, scientific and a more practice-oriented perspective. While confronted with the same challenges as other countries, Switzerland offers different solutions, some of which work astonishingly well.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Springer, Pages: 384 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783319923819

This book considers the ways in which public administration (PA) has been studied in Europe over the last forty years, and examines in particular the contribution of EGPA, the European Group for Public Administration, both to the growth of a truly pan-European PA, and to the future of PA in Europe. The book provides a lively reflection on the state of the art of PA both over the past forty years and over the next forty years. It reflects on the consolidation and institutionalisation of EGPA as the European community for the study of PA in Europe, and demonstrates the need for such a regional group for PA in Europe, as well as for regional groups for the study of PA in other parts of the world. The book also demonstrates the functional, cultural and institutional reasons that underpin the significance of a regional group for researching and studying PA at an ‘intermediate level of governance’ between the national and the global levels. The book provides rich insights about the state of the art of PA in Europe from the leading public administration scholars.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Springer, Pages: 384 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783319928562

Israeli political scientists explore some main aspects of public administration in the country in hopes of providing novel insights and comparative material for studying public administration as an academic discipline and an applied profession. More specifically, they look at how the original centralized control has changed to address its weaknesses. The eight articles were originally published as a special edition of Israeli Affairs vol. 8 no. 4 (Summer 2002). Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Psychology Press, Pages: 168 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0714653020

Compiling the experience and expertise of over 50 leading international scholars, this Handbook of Teaching Public Administration offers critical insights into the questions, issues, and challenges raised by teaching practitioners and aspiring professionals. Its global scope provides a comprehensive overview of the diversity of current practice in teaching public administration.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing, Pages: 384 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781800375697

Genre: Management, Editor: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, Pages: 332 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 8120709616

This book reframes theoretical, methodological and practical approaches to public administration by drawing on complexity theory concepts. It aims to provide alternative perspectives on the theory, research and practice of public administration, avoiding assumptions of traditional theory-building. The contributors explain both how ongoing non-linear interactions result in macro patterns becoming established in a complexity-informed world view, and the implications of these dynamics. Complexity theory explains the way in which many repeated non-linear interactions among elements within a whole can result in processes and patterns emerging without design or direction, thus necessitating a reconsideration of the predictability and controllability of many aspects of public administration. As well as illustrating how complexity theory informs new research methods for studying this field, the book also shines a light on the different practices required of public administrators to cope with the complexity encountered in the public policy and public management fields. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Public Management Review journal.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 162 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781000576825