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The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management

Edited by: Tom Christensen , Per Lægreid

Print publication date:  December  2010
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754678069
eBook ISBN: 9781315613321
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042372

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This collection provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of current research in the field of New Public Management (NPM) reform. Aimed primarily at a readership with a special interest in contemporary public-sector reforms, The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management offers a refreshing and up-to-date analysis of key issues of modern administrative reforms. This volume comprises a general introduction and twenty-nine chapters divided into six thematic sessions, each with chapters ranging across a variety of crucial topics in the field of New Public Management reforms and beyond. The principal themes to be addressed are: ¢

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Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Basic NPM Ideas and their Development Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Political-Administrative Design of NPM Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Relevance of Culture for NPM Download PDF
Chapter  5:  New Public Organisations: A Revivalist Movement  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  NPM in Anglo-Saxon Countries Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Public Management Reform in Continental Europe: National Distinctiveness Download PDF
Chapter  8:  NPM in Scandinavia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  NPM in Asian Countries Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Healthcare States and Medical Professions: The Challenges from NPM Download PDF
Chapter  11:  NPM, Network Governance and the University as a Changing Professional Organization Download PDF
Chapter  12:  NPM Ideas and Social Welfare Administration Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Utility Regulation and NPM Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Structural Devolution to Agencies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Managing Performance and Auditing Performance Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Managerialism and Models of Management Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Privatization Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A Transformative Perspective on Public–Private Partnerships Download PDF
Chapter  19:  NPM and the Search for Efficiency Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Unions, Corporatist Participation and NPM Download PDF
Chapter  21:  NPM: Restoring the Public Trust through Creating Distrust? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Scientization Download PDF
Chapter  23:  An Aftermath of NPM: Regained Relevance of Public Values and Public Service Motivation Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Serving the Public? Users, Consumers and the Limits of NPM Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Responses to NPM: From Input Democracy to Output Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Normativity and NPM: A Need for Some Theoretical Coherence Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Beyond NPM? Some Development Features Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Reinventing Weber: The Role of Institutions in Creating Social Trust Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Public Governance and Public Services: A ‘Brave New World’ or New Wine in Old Bottles?  Download PDF
References Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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