By Christopher Pollitt
'This lucid, brilliant and clever booklet on 'continuity and alter' in coverage and administration via Pollitt and Bouckaert follows within the footsteps of Pollitt's earlier ebook at the factor of time, an important yet usually missed factor. within the current e-book the focal point is on comparisons: Britain and Belgium, hospitals and police, nationwide and native, and comparability through the years. back conceptually wealthy, this e-book makes you think that. the simplest a booklet can do.'
- Walter Kickert, Erasmus collage Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Continuity and alter in Public coverage and Management bargains an important reconsideration of styles in long term policymaking and organizational swap. Christopher Pollitt and Geert Bouckaert use overseas and inter-sectoral comparability to problem a few at present stylish versions of policymaking.
Combining idea improvement, foreign comparability and unique case learn research, of Europe s prime public coverage and administration students practice and boost a number of the major versions of coverage swap and supply a revealing long term view of coverage advancements considering the fact that 1965. Drawing on an in depth programme of elite interviews and documentary research they supply an built-in remedy of nationwide and native policymaking in significant public prone - medical institution care and the police - in England and Belgium. This well timed ebook addresses the 'paradigm wars' in public coverage, arguing for a nuanced intermediate place that demanding situations the orthodox and the post-modernists alike.
This attention-grabbing center booklet might be hugely sought via complicated scholars and teachers in public management, public administration, executive, comparative politics or public coverage classes. it is going to additionally end up to be an immense software for college kids in police reports and healthcare administration.
Contents: Preface; 1. thought and approach in Comparative reports of Organizational switch; 2. nationwide Reforms: The Belgian and English Regimes; three. nationwide Reforms: Hospitals; four. nationwide Reforms: Police; five. nationwide Reforms: Intersectoral comparability; 6. What occurred in the community? Hospitals; 7. What occurred in the community? Police; eight. Reflections on Theories of swap; nine. Reflections on Doctrines of comparability; Appendix: The Brighton-Leuven venture; References; Index
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This marked the first major programme of new hospital building since the setting up of the NHS in 1948. It also ushered in a model of the District General Hospital (DGH) which was to have 600–800 beds and would offer a comprehensive service, including outpatients and diagnostics (Allen, 1979). At this time the NHS as a whole was still organized on the ‘tripartite’ basis which had been adopted at its foundation. Hospitals were the third of the three legs, the other two being general practitioners and local governments (who provided public health and prevention, child welfare and various other services).