Governance of Public Sector Organizations

Author: P. Lægreid
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230290604
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Governance of Public Sector Organizations a nalyzes recent changes in government administration by focusing on organizational forms and their effects. Contributors to this edited volume demonstrate how generations of reform result in increased complexity of government organizations, and explain this layering process with multiple theories.

The Oxford Handbook of Governance

Author: David Levi-Faur
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199560536
Format: PDF, ePub
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This Oxford Handbook will be the definitive study of governance for years to come. 'Governance' has become one of the most popular terms in contemporary political science; this Handbook explores the full range of meaning and application of the concept and its use in a number of research fields.

The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe

Author: Edoardo Ongaro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137552697
Format: PDF
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This Handbook offers a systematic review of state-of-the-art knowledge on public administration in Europe. Covering the theoretical, epistemological and practical aspects of the field, it focuses on how public administration operates and is studied in European countries. In sixty-three chapters, written by leading scholars, this Handbook considers the uniqueness of the European situation through an interdisciplinary and comparative lens, focusing on the administrative diversity which results from the multiplicity of countries, languages, schools of thought and streams of investigation across Europe. It addresses issues such as multi-level administration and governance, intensive cross country cooperation in administrative reform policy, and public accountability under different systems. It also considers the issue of welfare service delivery, at a time of major economic and societal challenges, as well as understudied emerging issues like Islamic Public Administration and the dynamics of public sector negotiations. With contributions from key experts in Public Administration and Public Management, this cutting edge Handbook offers a significant contribution to the field of comparative public administration, policy and management.

Government Agencies

Author: K. Verhoest
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230359515
Format: PDF
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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.

Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis

Author: Sabine Kuhlmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137525487
Format: PDF
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This book compares the trajectories and effects of local public sector reform in Europe and fills a research gap that has existed so far in comparative public administration and local government studies. Based on the results of COST research entitled, ‘Local Public Sector Reforms: an International Comparison’, this volume takes a European-scale approach, examining local government in 28 countries. Local government has been the most seriously affected by the continuously expanding global financial crisis and austerity policies in some countries, and is experiencing a period of increased reform activity as a result. This book considers both those local governments which have adopted or moved away from New Public Management (NPM) modernization to ‘something different’ (what some commentators have labelled ‘post-NPM’), as well as those which have implemented ‘other-than-NPM measures’, such as territorial reforms and democratic innovations.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

Author: Mark Bovens
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191002577
Format: PDF
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Over the past two decades public accountability has become not only an icon in political, managerial, and administrative discourse but also the object of much scholarly analysis across a broad range of social and administrative sciences. This handbook provides a state of the art overview of recent scholarship on public accountability. It collects, consolidates, and integrates an upsurge of inquiry currently scattered across many disciplines and subdisciplines. It provides a one-stop-shop on the subject, not only for academics who study accountability, but also for practitioners who are designing, adjusting, or struggling with mechanisms for accountable governance. Drawing on the best scholars in the field from around the world, The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability showcases conceptual and normative as well as the empirical approaches in public accountability studies. In addition to giving an overview of scholarly research in a variety of disciplines, it takes stock of a wide range of accountability mechanisms and practices across the public, private and non-profit sectors, making this volume a must-have for both practitioners and scholars, both established and new to the field.

Value and Virtue in Public Administration

Author: Michiel S. de Vries
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230353886
Format: PDF
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A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and the public interest.

Distributed public governance

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publisher: Publications de l'OCDE
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The recent proliferation of public agencies and other bodies operating with some degree of separateness from core government ministries has meant that in many countries more than half of public employment and central public expenditure is now carried out through such bodies. This publication considers the accountability of these bodies and the factors involved in their effective oversight in order to ensure good governance. It contains case studies which examine the experience of nine countries, as well as drawing preliminary conclusions from the work carried out by the OECD's Public Management Service (PUMA).

Public Management

Author: Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139502875
Format: PDF, ePub
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How effective are public managers as they seek to influence how public organizations deliver policy results? How, and how much, is management related to the performance of public programs? What aspects of management can be distinguished? Can their separable contributions to performance be estimated? The fate of public policies in today's world lies in the hands of public organizations, which in turn are often intertwined with others in latticed patterns of governance. Collectively, these organizations are expected to generate performance in terms of policy outputs and outcomes. In this book, two award-winning researchers investigate the effectiveness of management in the public sector. Firstly, they develop a systematic theory on how effective public managers are in shaping policy results. The rest of the book then tests this theory against a wide range of evidence, including a data set of 1,000 public organizations.

Arbeitsmarktpolitik in der sozialen Marktwirtschaft

Author: Silke Bothfeld
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658001453
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mit der Einführung des AFG 1969 wurde die aktive Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Deutschland nicht nur als Instrument des Marktausgleichs kodifiziert, sondern diese als ein ‚emanzipatorisches Projekt’ in den sozialpolitischen Kontext der Bundesrepublik eingeführt. Seitdem hat sie - in mehreren Etappen - einen tief greifenden Gestaltwandel erfahren, bis hin zur jüngsten Revision ihres Instrumentariums und ihrer Leistungsseite. In 24 Kapiteln bietet dieser Band eine Analyse der Grundprinzipien der deutschen Arbeitsmarktpolitik, analysiert die einzelnen Teilbereiche unter dem Aspekt einer veränderten Grundlogik, hinterfragt die veränderten Steuerungslogiken und die Rolle der beteiligten Akteure und thematisiert Herausforderungen, auf die die Arbeitsmarktpolitik zukünftig reagieren muss.