New Public Management

New Public Management

New Public Management

New Public Management

Synopsis

New public management is a topical phrase to describe how management techniques from the private sector are now being applied to public services. Thisnbsp;is a completely up-to-date overview of the main theoretical models of public sector management, and examines the key changes that have occurred as more and more public services are contracted out to private organisations, as the public sector itself grapples with 'internal markets'. Drawing on economics, organisational theory and poliltics, Jan-Erik Lane presents new public management from an analytical perspective. This book uses game theory and empirical studies in order to assess the pros and cons of new public management.

Excerpt

I decided in 1998 to go to New Zealand and Australia to find out what new public management (NPM) consists of. I am grateful for the many discussions with scholars connected with Victoria University and the University of Canberra learning much from, for example, John Martin and Bob Gregory. I have used three already published articles, one in Public Management, 1999, vol. 1 and one in Public Administration, 2000, as well as one in the Swiss Political Science Review, 1999, vol. 5. I am also very grateful to Christophe Perignon (of the Economics Department at the University of Geneva) who drew the figures in the text.

Geneva, April 2000

Jan-Erik Lane

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