International Handbook of Public Management Reform

By Shaun F. Goldfinch, Joe L. Wallis
Publisher:   Edward Elgar Pub
Number Of Pages:   378
Publication Date:   2009-10-30
ISBN-10 / ASIN:   184720404X
ISBN-13 / EAN:   9781847204042

“`This volume presents a compelling package for anyone interested in public sector reform. It effectively combines a wide range of well-researched reviews of national experiences with state-of-the-art thematic chapters in key reform areas such as IT governance, public sector leadership and accountability. The result is robust, insightful and sometimes sobering series of accounts of the promises and pitfalls of efforts to reform the institutions and practices of public governance around the world. A must-read.’
– Paul ‘t Hart, Australian National University

This major new Handbook provides a state-of-the-art study of the recent history and future development of international public management reform.
Through a careful cross-country analysis spanning the last three decades, this timely volume critically evaluates whether countries are converging towards a single public management model. The book goes onto investigate unresolved issues surrounding leadership, e-government, accountability and computer systems failure currently facing reformers. Shaun Goldfinch and Joe Wallis have brought together a number of eminent scholars from across Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia to explore the role of economic ideas, human resources and the state of public management reform in twelve countries.

Providing a broad global overview of public management and facilitating a greater understanding of the difficult issue of reform, this book will find widespread appeal amongst academics and postgraduate students of public administration as well as practitioners in the field.”

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