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    Decentralising Public Service Management (Government Beyond the Centre) (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Pollitt, By (author) Etc., By (author) Johnston Birchall, By (author) Keith Putman

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    Description"Decentralise authority and let managers manage" has been an almost universal message in UK public services over the last 15 years. But does it really work? This study attempts to show that behind the ministerial rhetoric, the experiences of NHS trusts, grant maintained schools and housing associations were in practice distinctly mixed. The text offers a theoretical analysis of the origins and results of decentralized public management in the UK.

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    Decentralising Public Service Management
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Pollitt, By (author) Etc., By (author) Johnston Birchall, By (author) Keith Putman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9780333694039
    ISBN 10: 0333694031

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC subject category V2: KJM, JPQ
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    BIC subject category V2: KNV
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    BIC subject category V2: JPR
    BISAC V2.8: POL017000
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    DC21: 351.41
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    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    30 October 1998
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    Author Information
    CHRISTOPHER POLLITT is Professor of Government and Co-Director of the Centre for the Evaluation of Public Policy and Practice, Brunel University. JOHNSTON BIRCHALL is Lecturer in Government, Brunel University. He has published extensively on housing policy and the Co-operative movement. KEITH PUTMAN is a Research Assistant and school teacher.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Theories and Concepts Reform Doctrines Roads to Freedom? Decentralised Management of NHS Trusts Decentralised Management of Secondary Schools Decentralised Management of Socially Rented Housing Freedom, Performance and Accountability Research Design and Methodology