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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 57.00
This book describes and compares how semi-autonomous agencies are created and governed by 30 governments. It leads practitioners and researchers through the crowded world of agencies, describing their tasks, autonomy, control and history. Evidence-based lessons and recommendations are formulated to improve agencification policies in post-NPM times.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 61.95
In recent years, concerns over the effectiveness of public administration have encouraged the widespread measurement and management of ?performance?. But is performance management an appropriate model for public sector organizations, and has it proved successful? Moreover, how do the principles of performance management affect how public bodies operate,... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
Offers a reconsideration of patterns on long-term policymaking and organizational change. Combining theory development, international comparison and original case study analysis, this title develops some of the main models of policy change and offers a revealing long-term view of policy developments since 1965. more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 54.99
Since its publication in 2000, Public Management Reform has established itself as the standard text in the field, presenting a comparative analysis of recent changes in Public Management and Public Administration in a range of countries in Europe, North America, and Australasia. This third edition has been completely rewritten to incorporate a mass... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95
Tackling the key topics of reform and modernization, this important new book systematically examines performance in public management systems. The authors present this seminal subject in an informative and accessible manner, tackling some of the most important themes. Performance Management in the Public Sector takes as its point of departure... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
In times of rising expectations and decreasing resources for the public sector, performance management is high on the agenda. Increasingly, the value of the performance management systems themselves is under scrutiny, with more attention being paid to the effectiveness of performance management in practice. This new edition has been revised and updated... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 115.00
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. more...