Book News: August 10th, 1998

2nd edition

Owen Hughes, Professor of Public Sector Management, Monash University, Australia

This book introduces and assesses the principles and theories underlying recent changes in the scope and management of the public sector. The earlier, traditional model of public administration dominant for most of the century is argued to be discredited. Newer public management models are being adopted all over the world and the basis, nature and dimensions of these – as well as their theoretical underpinnings – are considered in detail. The second edition of this highly successful text is revised and updated throughout with the addition of a new chapter on public management in developing countries.

Contents: An Era of Change – The Traditional Model of Public Administration – New Public Management – The Role of Government – Public Enterprise – Public Policy and Policy Analysis – Strategic Management – Managing Internal Components – Managing External Constituencies – Public Management in Developing Countries – Politics and Administration – Conclusion

August 1998 224pp 234x156mm
Hardback £45.00 ISBN 0-333-74848-4
Paperback £14.99 ISBN 0-333-74849-2