Public Sector Management: Theory, Critique and Practice

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David McKevitt, Alan Lawton
SAGE Publications, Mar 15, 1994 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
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Drawing together key contributions to the field, this innovative Reader provides a broad-ranging overview of both the theory and practice of public service management. The book: outlines the social, political and economic contexts in which management has emerged as a crucial issue in the public sector of modern democratic countries; introduces the major theories, issues and concepts involved in defining and understanding public sector management; analyzes some of the key values underpinning the idea of the public domain; and examines some of the main challenges in terms of particular strategies, techniques and competences which have been proposed to improve management for public services.

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David McKevitt is Senior Lecturer at the University of Limerick, Eire. He is also the co-editor of "Cases in Public Services Management" with Alan Lawton (Blackwell, 1995).

John Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Geography, Peter Braham is a Lecturer in Sociology and Paul Lewis is Senior Lecturer in Politics, all at the Open University.

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