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The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance

Edited by Andrew Massey, Professor, University of Exeter and Karen Johnston, Professor of Organisational Studies, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK
The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance is a ground-breaking volume with eminent scholars addressing the key questions in relation to how international governments can solve public administration and governance challenges in an increasingly globalized world. With international coverage across Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America, the authors adopt contemporary perspectives of governance, including public policy capacity, wicked policy problems, public sector reforms, the challenges of globalisation and managing complexity. Practitioners and scholars of public administration, public policy and public sector management will be better informed with regard to the issues and structures of government and governance in an increasingly complex world.
Extent: 496 pp
Hardback Price: $240.00 Web: $216.00
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78195 448 5
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Public Policy
Taking a comparative approach unmatched by any other book on this topic, this vital Handbook explores key questions around the ways in which public administration and governance challenges can be addressed by governments in an increasingly globalized world. World-leading experts explore contemporary issues of government and governance, as well as the relationship between civil society and the political class. The insights offered will allow policy makers and officials to explore options for policy making in a new and informed way.

Adopting global perspectives of governance and public sector management, the Handbook includes scrutiny of current issues such as: public policy capacity, wicked policy problems, public sector reforms, the challenges of globalization and complexity management. Practitioners and scholars of public administration deliver a range of perspectives on the abiding wicked issues and challenges to delivering public services, and the way that delivery is structured. The Handbook uniquely provides international coverage of perspectives from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and Australia.

Practitioners and scholars of public administration, public policy, public sector management and international relations will learn a great deal from this Handbook about the issues and structures of government and governance in an increasingly complex world.
‘It is about time for another Handbook, and Massey and Johnston have given us a good one. It is to be commended particularly for having avoided the Anglocentricity of some previous volumes. Eminent scholars line up to give us useful frameworks for thinking about governance, and mature analyses of current systems across the continents. An excellent addition to both library and classroom.’
– Christopher Pollitt, Leuven Public Government Institute, Belgium
Contributors: Perri 6, J.T. Anagnoson, G. Andranovich, A. Badran, G. Bouckaert, R. Cameron, S.S. Cankar, G.M. Cejudo, D. Curry, W. Drechsler, R.C. Gomes, J. Halligan, G. Hammerschmid, B.W. Head, S. Jilke, K. Johnston, A. Massey, D. Mctavish, J. O’Flynn, V. Petkovšek, R. Pyper, R.A.W Rhodes, D.J. Savoie, L. Secchi, A. Tiernan, K.K. Tummala, S. Van De Walle, Z. Zhu






Contents:

Introduction
Andrew Massey

PART 1: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND
GOVERNANCE: CONCEPTS AND CONTESTABILITIES
1. Public Administation, Public Management and Governance
Robert Pyper

2. Governance: A Typology and Some Challenges
Geert Bouckaert

3. Governance: If Governance is Everything, Maybe it’s Nothing
Perri 6

4. Executive Governance and its Puzzles
R.A.W Rhodes and Anne Tiernan

5. Paradigms of Non-Western Public Administration and Governance
Wolfgang Drechsler

PARTII INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
6. Public Service Reform in South Africa: From Apartheid to New Public Management
Robert Cameron

7. The Political Economy of Administrative Reforms in Egypt: Governance, Reforms and Challenges
Ahmed Badran

8. The Canadian Public Service: In Search of a New Equlibrium
Donald J. Savoie

9. Public Administration and Governance in the USA
Greg Andranovich and J. Theodore Anagnoson

10. Public Administration in Brazil: Structure, Reforms, and Participation
Ricardo Corrêa Gomes and Leonardo Secchi

11. Public Administration in Latin America: Adaption to a New Democratic Reality
Guillermo M. Cejudo

12. Administrative Developments in India
Krishna K. Tummala

13. The Tao of Governance: Public Administration Reform in China
Zhichang Zhu

14. Capacity, Complexity and Public Sector Reform in Australia
John Halligan

15. Australia: Building Policy Capacity for Managing Wicked Policy Problems
Brian W. Head and Janine O’Flynn

16. The State and Perceptions of Public Sector Reform in Europe
Dion Curry, Gerhard Hammerschmid, Sebastian Jilke and Steven Van De Walle

17. Government Challenges in Slovenia at a Time of Global Economic Crisis and Austerity Measures
Stanka Setnikar Cankar and Veronika Petkovšek

18. United Kingdom: Government, Governance and Public Administration Complexity
Duncan McTavish

Conclusion
Karen Johnston

Index