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Managing Public Organizations
Lessons from Contemporary European Experience

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December 1987 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
European governments are putting a new emphasis on improving the performance of public organizations. This collection, written by some of the leading scholars of public management in Western Europe, provides a major review of the progress of new management initiative in the European public sphere and examines the role of the public manager and the organization of public bodies. How should public organizations be structured? What is the role of the public manager? What special problems arise from public accountability and political control? Using real-life examples the authors delineate major problems, demonstrate the potential for change, and give us an innovative view of public management.

 
Preface
Kjell A Eliassen and Jan Kooiman
Introduction
 
PART ONE: WHAT IS PUBLIC MANAGEMENT?
A J G M Bekke
Public Management in Transition
Lewis Gunn
Perspectives on Public Management
Jan-Erik Lane
Public and Private Leadership
Les Metcalfe and Sue Richards
Evolving Public Management Cultures
 
PART TWO: THE PUBLIC MANAGER
Torodd Strand
Bureaucrats or Contingent Actors?
Marc Buelens and Bon van Hooland
The Public Manager as Decision-maker
Gerard Gerding and Reinoud F Sevenhuijsen
Public Managers in the Middle
Hans-Ulrich Derlien
Public Managers and Politics
 
PART THREE: MANAGING PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS
Morten Egeberg
Designing Public Organizations
Hans Weggemans
Personnel and Public Management
Heinrich Reinermann
Information and Public Management
Torben Beck Jorgensen
Financial Management in the Public Sector
 
PART FOUR: THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
Carl B[um]ohret
The Tools of Public Management
Ole P Kristensen
Privatization
Kjell A Eliassen and Jan Kooiman
Opportunities for Public Management

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ISBN: 9780803980617
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