Category «Public Affairs»

Public Management and Administration: An Introduction by Owen E. Hughes

By Owen E. Hughes

Lately there was a change within the administration of the general public zone. The inflexible, bureaucratic kind of public management which ruled for many of the 20 th century has been changed by way of a versatile, market-based type of public administration. Public administration and management introduces and assesses the foundations and theories underlying alterations within the administration of the general public region. Systematically revised and up to date all through, the 3rd version of this hugely profitable textual content comprises a completely new bankruptcy at the impression of e-governance and accelerated insurance of monetary and function administration.

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Public Management Reform and Modernization: Trajectories of by Edoardo Ongaro

By Edoardo Ongaro

`Ongaro has made an immense contribution to knowing the political and adminstrative structures of Southern Europe. The paintings is going past that, in spite of the fact that, by means of offering a superb instance of comparative research commonly. This e-book might be learn by means of all scholars of comparative administration.' - B. man Peters, college of Pittsburgh, US and town collage of Hong Kong

`This is a crucial ebook for numerous purposes. Public zone reform debates and rules were seriously - possibly too seriously - stimulated by means of Anglo-Saxon versions, and literature on reforms within the Latin a part of Europe has, formerly, in basic terms been on hand in a fragmented method. even though, this particular new publication bargains a coherent imaginative and prescient throughout Southern Europe. It refers to big components of our heritage and the way those nonetheless impact present occasions. It additionally indicates that tradition does make a distinction, and that contingencies are very important. ecu public region reform is as assorted because the variety of its administrative histories, and this ebook is hence an important in our knowing of the longer term relating to the past.' - Geert Bouckaert, Public administration Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and eu workforce for Public management

`This systematic, thorough and insightful ebook deals one of many very infrequent comparative stories of public administration reform in Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and Spain. a special and Most worthy study.' - Walter Kickert, Erasmus college Rotterdam, the Netherlands

`Scholars of public administration reform were at it for a few years yet there has been constantly a niche - little used to be particularly identified approximately southern Europe, these international locations that come from the Napoleonic culture. Now, Professor Edoardo Ongaro of Bocconi college has stuffed that hole, and we are going to all make the most of his diligent and insightful work.' - Jeffrey D. Straussman, Nelson A. Rockefeller collage of Public Affairs and coverage, college at Albany, US

`Theoretically eclectic and empirically wealthy, this can be a much-needed quantity at the darkish aspect of the moon, that's, public administration reform outdoor the Anglo-Saxon international. Edoardo Ongaro sheds mild on Italy and 4 different Napoleonic platforms through generating a far-reaching comparative research that still captures the results of Europeanization and multi-level governance on public administration reforms. bold but finally available, this booklet is a must-read should you are looking to clarify and comprehend the trajectories of reform of their historic context.' - Claudio Radaelli, collage of Exeter, united kingdom

`The reader will locate in Professor Ongaro's publication a transparent and thorough dialogue of the general public zone reform strategy either in Italy and southern eu international locations dependent upon a scientific comparative framework. it is a very important and unique paintings that any scholar in comparative politics or public management will hugely appreciate.' - Luc Rouban, CNRS, Centre de Recherches Politiques de technological know-how Po (CEVIPOF), Paris, France

`This scholarly quantity makes an attractive and precise contribution to the worldwide public administration reform debate through supplying an research of reform trajectories in an immense yet particularly ignored workforce of Southern ecu countries.' - Ewan Ferlie, King's collage London, united kingdom

Since the Nineteen Eighties, a wave of reforms of public administration has swept the area. The research into the consequences of such significant modifications has, besides the fact that, been unbalanced: vital international locations have got basically constrained recognition. This well timed publication fills the space via investigating the dynamics of latest public administration reform in 5 ecu nations that gave form to the Napoleonic administrative culture - France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain.

Edoardo Ongaro provides an in-depth research of the reform of public administration in those nations, revisiting significant issues of theoretical curiosity within the examine of public management. He addresses key concerns concerning the effect of the prior at the transformation of the general public quarter, and the course of reforms. The paintings seems to be either backward, to the legacy of the Napoleonic administrative culture and how it affected the trails of reform, and ahead, exploring no matter if and to what quantity the interesting inspiration of the Neo-Weberian kingdom is an alternative choice to worldwide paradigms similar to New Public administration and New Public Governance.

This specific e-book will turn out a desirable learn for students within the fields of public management, public administration, govt and political technological know-how. Policy-makers - and their advisors - engaged in reform of the general public quarter also will locate this e-book to be of serious curiosity.

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Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission: by Carolyn Ban

By Carolyn Ban

Carolyn Ban breaks new flooring by way of reading the ecu fee from a public administration standpoint. in keeping with large interviews carried out over six years, it explores how the eu fee confronted the problem of expansion, the way it recruited and socialized millions of latest employees contributors, and its good fortune in integrating newbies. It argues that nationality was once less significant in figuring out the rookies than anticipated and, conversely, that gender used to be extra very important than anticipated, as one of many significant results of expansion was once to shift the organization's gender stability. It contains an research of language use and language politics as an immense a part of organizational tradition. The paintings presents a full of life and readable photo of lifestyles in the fee. Melding administration with sociology, anthropology, and linguistics, contributes to the growing to be literature on overseas businesses. will probably be of curiosity to students, practitioners, scholars, and to those that wish to pursue overseas careers.

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After Habermas: New Perspectives on the Public Sphere by Nick Crossley, John Michael Roberts

By Nick Crossley, John Michael Roberts

Critiquing Habermas, this quantity carry clean views and concepts to undergo on debates concerning the public sphere.Engages in numerous methods with J?rgen Habermas’s seminal research, The Structural Transformation of the general public Sphere. strikes past Habermas via reflecting on present social procedures and occasions, reminiscent of anti-corporate protests and the emergence of the net. Considers substitute theories by means of Bakhtin, Bourdieu and Honneth, between others. Combines paintings through verified commentators and new researchers.

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Presidentializing the Premiership by Sue Pryce

By Sue Pryce

Has the presidentialization of British electoral politics now penetrated different institutional and governmental relationships? This booklet argues it has in recognize of the top ministerial advisory procedure. The top minister has turn into a president within the eyes of the citizens yet continues to be a major minister in response to the structure. To bridge this hole among their political and constitutional positions major ministers were pressured to stretch the constitutional ideas approximately suggestion, and presidentialize their advisory structures.

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Empirische Verwaltungsforschung in der Bundesrepublik by Wolfgang Bruder

By Wolfgang Bruder

Seit dem Beginn der Herausbildung einer verwaltungsorien tierten Forschungsrichtung in der deutschen Politikwissen schaft ab Mitte der sechziger Jahre konnte sich dies- nicht zuletzt aufgrund ihrer starken Orientierung an theoretischen Grundlagen, Methoden und analytischen Dimen sionen einer verwaltungswissenschaftlichen Forschung in den angelsachsischen Landern - bis heute zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil der modernen Sozialwissenschaften entwickeln. Nimmt guy den Umfang sowie die Qualitat der publizierten Forschungsarbeiten als Bewertungskriterium, lasst sich festhalten, dass die verwaltungswissenschaftliche Forschung neben der ebenfalls stark prosperierten Beschaftigung mit dem Gebiet der Aussenpolitik und der examine von Internatio nalen Beziehungen, heute zu den vergleichsweise ertrag reichsten Arbeitsgebieten der deutschen Politikwissenschaft zahlt. In diesem Zusammenhang versucht nun die vorliegende Arbeit, einen zentralen Teilbereich, namlich die empirische Ver waltungsforschung, in ihren wichtigsten Entwicklungslinien sowie ihren inhaltlichen Schwerpunktsbildungen holzschnitt artig nachzuzeichnen (Kapitel 2). Im Mittelpunkt dieses Uberblicks stehen dabei die Schilderung der in der zweiten Halfte der sechziger Jahre beginnenden Diskussion um eine Reform von Regierung und Verwaltung des Bundes, welche den Anlass fur eine umfassende, empirisch ausgerichtete Verwal tungsforschung brachte, die examine der Ursachen fur das weitgehende Scheitern dieser Reforminitiativen in der po litischen Praxis, sowie die Darstellung der im Wissen schaftsbereich bis heute entwickelten unterschiedlichen theoretischen und inhaltlichen Forschungsansatze und -perspektiven. - 2 - Ausgehend von diesem Uberblick wird in Kapitel three versucht, anhand einer qualitativen Bibliographieanalyse konkrete Arbeitsbereiche, sowie methodische und inhaltliche Schwer punkte der empirischen Verwaltungsforschung aufzuzei

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Public Administration: A Comparative Perspective (Public by Ferrel Heady

By Ferrel Heady

This can be an research of governments's improvement in quite a few international locations and of the relationships chanced on among the advance of presidency and know-how, tradition, monetary platforms and social order. This variation explains contemporary comparative learn on civil provider platforms; discusses the results of political alterations within the former Soviet Union and jap Europe; bargains a four-tier approach to categorise international locations' point of improvement; introduces a number of new case examples; and extra.

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Developments in French Politics by Alain Guyomarch, Peter A. Hall, Jack Hayward, Howard Machin

By Alain Guyomarch, Peter A. Hall, Jack Hayward, Howard Machin

The re-creation of the major textual content on French politics brings jointly a very new set of specially-commissioned chapters masking Chirac's presidency, the 1997 election, the next "cohabitation," and the effect of the Jospin executive. The ebook explores the influence of Europe on French policy-making, the French angle towards globalization, and the demanding situations posed through unemployment, social exclusion, and institutional reform to longstanding practices of the French state.

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Toward a Culture of Consequences: Performance-Based by Brian M. Stecher, Frank Camm, Cheryl L. Damberg, Laura S.

By Brian M. Stecher, Frank Camm, Cheryl L. Damberg, Laura S. Hamilton, Kathleen J. Mullen

Performancebased responsibility structures (PBASs) hyperlink incentives to measured functionality to enhance companies to the general public. examine means that PBASs impact supplier behaviors, yet little is understood approximately PBAS effectiveness at attaining functionality targets. This examine examines 9 PBASs which are drawn from 5 sectors: baby care, schooling, well-being care, public health and wellbeing emergency preparedness, and transportation.

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Public Administration Training in Africa: Competencies in by Peter Fuseini Haruna, Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad

By Peter Fuseini Haruna, Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad

Drawing on a stellar selection of individuals, this e-book highlights the significance of public management education and improvement for equipping people with the talents wanted for top and handling public organizations, enacting guidelines, and supplying public companies. Responding to the hot elevated call for for improved and smarter education associations and fabrics that arrange African pros for implementation of reform regulations, public-private partnerships, functionality and ethics practices akin to transparency and responsibility, it bargains concrete ideas to illustrative instances from a bunch of key nations.

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