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Governance and the Public Sector

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Governance and the Public Sector

9781845423025 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Ron Hodges, Emeritus Professor of Accounting, University of Birmingham, UK
Publication Date: 2005 ISBN: 978 1 84542 302 5 Extent: 624 pp
This authoritative collection reprints in book form some of the most important research papers on the principles and practice of governance in the public sector.

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This authoritative collection reprints in book form some of the most important research papers on the principles and practice of governance in the public sector.

Part one reflects on the eclectic nature of public-sector governance research, presenting papers which represent six different perspectives of the meaning of governance in a public sector setting. Parts two and three focus on the relationship between governance structures and public sector management and accountability. The articles presented in part four consider governance within various national and international contexts, such as the IMF and the World Bank, the USA, Europe and Australia together with the impact of globalisation on governance in developing countries.

Ron Hodges’ collection will provide an invaluable source of understanding to all those working in the field of public sector governance.
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28 articles, dating from 1984 to 2003
Contributors include: G. Gould, C. Hood, A. Hopwood, J. Kooiman, J. Pallot, L. Parker, C. Pollitt, R. Rhodes, J. Stiglitz
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Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Ron Hodges
PART I PRINCIPLES AND PERSPECTIVES
1. R.A.W. Rhodes (1994), ‘The Hollowing Out of the State: The Changing Nature of the Public Service in Britain’
2. Christopher Hood (1991), ‘A Public Management for All Seasons?’
3. Ron Hodges, Mike Wright and Kevin Keasey (1996), ‘Corporate Governance in the Public Services: Concepts and Issues’
4. Adrian Leftwich (1993), ‘Governance, Democracy and Development in the Third World’
5. Jan Kooiman (1999), ‘Social-Political Governance’
6. Chris Huxham (2000), ‘The Challenge of Collaborative Governance’
PART II GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT
7. James M. Ferris and Elizabeth A. Graddy (1998), ‘A Contractual Framework for New Public Management Theory’
8. Laurence E. Lynn Jr. (1998), ‘A Critical Analysis of the New Public Management’
9. Martha S. Feldman and Anne M. Khademian (2001), ‘Principles for Public Management Practice: From Dichotomies to Interdependence’
10. Christopher Hood (1995), ‘The “New Public Management” in the 1980s: Variations on a Theme’
11. Walter J.M. Kickert (1997), ‘Public Governance in the Netherlands: An Alternative to Anglo-American “Managerialism”’
12. Christoffer Green-Pedersen (2002), ‘New Public Management Reforms of the Danish and Swedish Welfare States: The Role of Different Social Democratic Responses’
PART III GOVERNANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, ACCOUNTING AND AUDIT
13. Lee Parker and Graeme Gould (1999), ‘Changing Public Sector Accountability: Critiquing New Directions’
14. J.D. Stewart (1984), ‘The Role of Information in Public Accountability’
15. Anthony Hopwood (1984), ‘Accounting and the Pursuit of Efficiency’
16. Mahmoud Ezzamel and Hugh Willmott (1993), ‘Corporate Governance and Financial Accountability: Recent Reforms in the UK Public Sector’
17. Christopher Pollitt and Hilkka Summa (1997), ‘Reflexive Watchdogs? How Supreme Audit Institutions Account for Themselves’
18. Yves Gendron, David J. Cooper and Barbara Townley (2001), ‘In the Name of Accountability: State Auditing, Independence and New Public Management’
19. June Pallot (2003), ‘A Wider Accountability? The Audit Office and New Zealand’s Bureaucratic Revolution’
PART IV GOVERNANCE IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
20. Joseph E. Stiglitz (2003), ‘Democratizing the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank: Governance and Accountability’
21. Richard J. Stillman II (2003), ‘Twenty-first Century United States Governance: Statecraft as Reform Craft and the Peculiar Governing Paradox it Perpetuates’
22. Werner Jann (2003), ‘State, Administration and Governance in Germany: Competing Traditions and Dominant Narratives’
23. Matthew Flinders (2002), ‘Governance in Whitehall’
24. Geert R. Teisman and Erik-Hans Klijn (2002), ‘Partnership Arrangements: Governmental Rhetoric or Governance Scheme?’
25. Meredith Edwards (2002), ‘Public Sector Governance – Future Issues for Australia’
26. Harald Fuhr (2001), ‘Constructive Pressures and Incentives to Reform. Globalization and Its Impact on Public Sector Performance and Governance on Developing Countries’
27. Mark Beeson (2001), ‘Globalization, Governance, and the Political-Economy of Public Policy Reform in East Asia’
28. Bidhya Bowornwathana (2000), ‘Governance Reform in Thailand: Questionable Assumptions, Uncertain Outcomes’
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