Public Management and Administration - An Introduction
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:3/29/1994 - Palgrave Macmillan
By: Owen E. Hughes
This text introduces and assesses the principles and theories underlying recent changes in the scope and management of the public sector. The earlier, traditional model of public administration, dominant for most of the century, is argued to be discredited. Newer public management models are being adopted all over the world and the basis, nature and dimensions of these - as well as their theoretical underpinnings - are considered in detail. Even if some changes work better than others, the author concludes, there will be no returning to the traditional model.