New Perspectives on Public Services (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
266
Utgivningsdatum
2012-01-26
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustrationer
Illustrations, maps
Dimensioner
234 x 165 x 19 mm
Vikt
566 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199603831
New Perspectives on Public Services (inbunden)

New Perspectives on Public Services

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The book examines two elements, place and technology, that are under-researched in the public management literature. It shows how basic public services both shape and are shaped by the specifics of places and technological change by bringing together a wide range of theory and internationally comparative empirical material.
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Professor Colin R. Talbot, Professor of Public Policy and Management, Manchester Business School I have lost count of the number of books and articles about public management that begin with a shopping list of (usually exaggerated) socio-economic, technological, and other changes that are supposedly driving change. Yet there is usually then a complete void, a chasm, between these lists and the analysis of public policy and organizational change that follows. Christopher Pollitt continues, in this book, a journey to fill the gapto analyse precisely how social and
technological changes shape, and are shaped by, government actions. Through analysis of concrete cases, and focussing here on the relationship between place and technology, Pollitt teases out the actual links in the chains of recursive causality that literally shape government-context interactions.
Highly recommended to those who prefer to see the goods and not just the shopping list!


Ed Page, Sidney and Beatrice Webb Professor of Public Policy at the London School of Economics Pollitt demonstrates brilliantly that once one brings space back in, our understanding of government alters in significant ways. In highlighting government's role as a "placemaker" and the technologies available to it New Perspectives on Public Services shows the close relationship between a range of phenomena and processes usually considered in isolation. With this book and his earlier volume Time, Policy, Management Pollitt pioneers a truly
multidimensional approach to the study of government and public management.


Professor Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Nijmegen Unusual approaches and novel analyses are by definition scarce in the social sciences. Christopher Pollitt's new book is a gladly-seen exception


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<br>Christopher Pollitt is Research Professor of Public Management at the Public Management Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is author of more than 60 scientific articles and author or editor of more than a dozen scholarly books, including Managerialism and the Public Services, TheEssential Public Manager, Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis (with Geert Bouckaert--third edition), and Time, Policy, Management. He has also undertaken extensive consultancy and advice work for a wide variety of organizations, including the European Commission, the OECD, the World Bank, H.M Treasury, the Finnish Ministry of Finance, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior, and the Danish Top Executives Forum. From 1980-1989 he was editor of Public Administration and since 2006 he has been editor-in-chief of the International Review of Administrative Sciences.<br>

Innehållsförteckning

1. Introduction: Where is the Government?; 2. Theories of Place and Technology: a Review; 3. Placeshifts: Technologies and the Scale of Change; 4. Governments as Placemakers: Modalities and Effects; 5. Capital Flight - Moving Out from the Big City; 6. Save our Hospital!; 7. Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Identities; 8. The Police; 9. Discussion and Conclusions; Annex A: Technology, Place and Task (TPT): Brief Summary of a Research Programme