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Beyond the New Public Management

Changing Ideas and Practices in Governance Edited by Martin Minogue, formerly Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Development Policy and Management and Director of the Regulatory Governance Research Programme, Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC), University of Manchester, UK, Charles Polidano, Director General, Office of the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, Malta and formerly Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK and David Hulme, Professor of Development Studies, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK
Beyond the New Public Management is an important book which provides a comprehensive analysis of current conceptual debates in public management and governance; and critically reviews attempts made over the last two decades to apply the ‘new public management’ model in developed and developing countries.
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Publication Date: 1999
ISBN: 978 1 85898 913 6
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Publication Date: 1999
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Regulation and Governance
Beyond the New Public Management is an important book which provides a comprehensive analysis of current conceptual debates in public management and governance; and critically reviews attempts made over the last two decades to apply the ‘new public management’ model in developed and developing countries.

The book brings together a number of outstanding specialists who examine the range of ideas and concepts of the new models of reform, paying particular attention to the ‘new public management’ model and to strategies of good governance. It evaluates progress made by governments and aid donors in putting these ideas into practice. Using case studies from both the developed and developing world, it emphasises the extent to which public management and governance reforms are being applied throughout the international arena. The examples used focus on the problems of policy and institutional transfers between the industrialised world and developing countries. Multidisciplinary in its approach, the book draws on literature and research from management studies, political science, sociology, economics and development studies; and points to issues likely to dominate the future research agenda.

This thoughtful and wide-ranging book will be essential reading for academics, students and practitioners of public management, public policy, governance and development.
‘This book constitutes an effort to address what can be learned from the recent experiences to adopt new public management ideas in the context of developing countries. It is well worth reading for this reason alone.’
– Peter Aucoin, Canadian Public Administration
Contributors: D. Brown, R. Chambers, H. Chauncey, I. Christoplos, R. Common, D.P. Dolowitz, D. Hulme, M.N. Kiggundu, G.A. Larbi, M. Mackintosh, D. Marsh, W. McCourt, M. Minogue, C. Polidano, M. Robinson, M. Turner, G. White
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Analysis of Public Management and Governance Part I: Changing Ideas about Public Management and Governance 2. Changing the State 3. Policy Transfer 4. The New Public Management and Policy Transfer 5. Public Management for Social Inclusion 6. Towards Synergy in Social Provision 7. Public Management 8. Professionalism, Participation and the Public Good Part II: Changing Institutions and Practices in Public Management and Governance 9. Civil Service Reforms 10. Civil Service Reform Equals Retrenchment? 11. Management Decentralization in Practice 12. Private Markets, Public Identities, Management and Tertiary Education in Contemporary Vietnam 13. Civil Society and Social Provision 14. Central–Local Relations in the Asia–Pacific 15. Public Service, Complex Emergencies and the Humanitarian Imperative 16. Conclusions