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Advancing Public Management : New Developments in Theory, Methods, and Practice

Advancing Public Management : New Developments in Theory, Methods, and Practice - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0878408597

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Advancing Public Management : New Developments in Theory, Methods, and Practice - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0878408597

Jeffrey L. Brudney, Lawrence J. Jr. O'Toole and Hal G. Eds. Rainey

ISBN13: 978-0878408597
ISBN10: 0878408592
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Leading scholars contribute advances in theory, methods, and practice in the field. Selections address the nature and impact of public management, new research methods, reform and change, and new models and frameworks for improving public management.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Public Management in an Era of Complexity and Challenge

Part I A Symposium: In Government, Does Management Matter?

Introduction to Part I
Chapter 2. Different Public Managements? Implications of Structural Context in Hierarchies and Networks
Chapter 3. Is Silly Putty Manageable? Looking for the Links between Culture, Management, and Context
Chapter 4. Public Management, Administrative Leadership, and Policy Choice

Part II Methodological Frontiers in Understanding Public Management

Chapter 5. Optimal Performance versus Risk Aversion: An Application of Substantively Weighted Analytical Techniques
Chapter 6. The Art of Partnering across Sectors: The Influence of Centrality Strategies of State R & D Projects
Chapter 7. Stories from the Front Lines of Public Management: Street-Level Workers as Responsible Actors

Part III Reform, Reinvention, Innovation, and Change

Chapter 8. Making Sense of Change
Chapter 9. Local Heroes? Reinvention Labs in the Department of Defense
Chapter 10. Reforming State Social Services through Contracting: Linking Implementation and Organizational Culture
Chapter 11. Quasi Markets and Strategic Change in Public Organizations

Part IV Models and Frameworks: New Approaches to Public Management

Chapter 12. Organizational Configurations: Four Approaches to Public Sector Management
Chapter 13. Dissecting the Black Box: Toward a Model and Measures of Government Management Performance
Chapter 14. Concluding Perspectives



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