Public Administration and Public Management
The Principal-Agent Perspective
By (author) Jan-Erik Lane
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Public Administration and Public Management by Jan-Erik Lane
Book DescriptionA perspective on the public sector that presents a concise and comprehensive analysis of exactly what it is and how it operates. Governments in any society deliver a large number of services and goods to their populations. To get the job done, they need public management in order to steer resources - employees, money and laws - into policy outputs and outcomes. In well-ordered societies the teams who work for the state work under a rule-of-law framework, known as public administration. This book covers the key issues of: * the principal-agent framework and the public sector * public principals and their agents * the economic reasons of government * public organization, incentives and rationality in government * the essence of public administration: legality and the rule of law * public policy criteria: the Cambridge and Chicago positions * public teams and private teams * public firms * public insurance * public management policy Public Administration & Public Management is essential reading for those with professional and research interests in public administration and public management.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415370165
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jan-Erik Lane
Constitutions and Political Theory, Paperback (April 2011)
Constitutions and political theory is a concise textbook offering a omprehensive analysis of the principal-agent problematic inherent in all forms of politics. It shows how rule of law institutions come in two forms that restrain opportunism in politics. And it traces the principal-agent perspective back to constitutionalism in political thought.
State Management, Hardback (May 2009)» View all books by Jan-Erik Lane
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of state management, systematically examining the key approaches to the study of how government attempts to achieve successful delivery of public services, discussing the pros and cons of alternative frameworks of analysis.
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