The Public Management and Modernisation in Britain
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Public Management and Modernisation in Britain by Robert Pyper
Book DescriptionThis comprehensive introductory text starts by charting the origins and evolution of the shift from public administration to public management and moves on to assess the main theories and debates about its character, benefits and problems. After consideration of the party political issues and debates and continuities and discontinuities between the approaches of Thatcher, Major and Blair, the core of the book assesses the main dimensions of change in the organization and content of public sector organization and activity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333739198
(222mm x 141mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Pyper
Britain's Modernised Civil Service, Hardback (February 2008)
This comprehensively revised replacement volume for Pyper's popular text The British Civil Service provides a broad-ranging introduction to the civil service today. It explains and assesses the impact on the civil service of the historic Whitehall unitary model, the New Public Management of Thatcher and Major, and Blair's modernisation.
New Public Administration in Britain, Paperback (September 2001)
This edition highlights recent developments in the field such as managerialism, privatisation, consumerism, charters, contracting and regulation. Building on previous success it includes a new chapter on the influence of Europe.
United Kingdom Governance, Hardback (June 2000)» View all books by Robert Pyper
In this replacement for "Governing in the UK in the 1990s", the legacy of 18 years of Conservative Government is fully analyzed and the agenda and impact of New Labour evaluated. This study aims to inform and guide students on the state of governance in the UK at the start of the third millennium.
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Author Biography - Robert Pyper
ANDREW MASSEY is Associate Dean (Research), University of Portsmouth, UK. He is author or co-author of several books and articles on public administration and public sector reform, including most recently, Modernizing Civil Services (with Tony Butcher), Edward Elgar, 2003 and Decentralizing the Civil Service (with R.A.W. Rhodes, Paul Carmichael and Janice McMillan), Open University Press, 2003. ROBERT PYPER is Professor of Government and Public Administration, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. He is author, co-author or editor of seven books, including Aspects of Accountability in the British System of Government (Tudor, 1996), The British Civil Service (Palgrave Macmillan, 1995), and The New Public Administration in Britain (with John Greenwood and David Wilson), Routledge, 2002. His articles have been published in a range of journals, and he is the Editor of the journal Public Policy and Administration.
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