The New Public Management in Europe
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The New Public Management in Europe : Adaptation and Alternatives

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The New Public Management paradigm seems to have produced a convergence of administrative reform. However, specific implementations of NPM show range of forms and results including performance indicators, personal reforms and evaluations of reforms. This text demonstrates how NPM is crafted differently in various institutional contexts.

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  • Hardback | 241 pages
  • 144.8 x 215.9 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2007
  • biography
  • 0230006930
  • 9780230006935

About Professor of Public Management Centre for Public Management Christopher Pollitt

JURIAN EDELENBO Assistant Professor for Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands JAN HAKVOORT Associate Professor in Social Science Research Methods and Techniques at Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands ARWIN VAN BUUREN PhD candidate at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands MARINE ALLIX PhD student at the Department of Public Administration MICHAEL HUGHES Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom WALTER KICKERT Professor of Public Management at the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands HENK KLAASSEN Associate Professor in Economics at the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands ERIK-HANS KLIJN Associate Professor in Public Administration at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands FRANS-BAUKE VAN DER MEER Associate Professor of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands BRAM STEIJN Professor in the public sector at the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands GEERT TEISMAN Professor in Public Administration at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Table of contents

Introduction; V.Homburg; C.Pollit & S.V.Thiel Convergence or divergence: what has been happening in Europe? C.Pollit Public management reforms in countries with a Napoleonic state model: France, Italy and Spain; W.Kickert The management and control of executive agencies: an Anglo-Dutch comparison; S.V.Thiel & C.Pollit Public Private Partnership: a two headed reform. A comparison of PPP in England and The Netherlands; E.H.Klijn; J.Edelenbos & M.Hughes New Public Managers in Europe: changes and trends; S.V.Thiel; B.Steijn & M.Allix International benchmarking of public organizations: a critical approach; J.Hakvoort & H.Klaassen Will ICTs finally reinvent government? V.Homburg & I.Snellen Hospital performance indicators: how and why neighbours facing similar problems go different ways; C.Pollitt Public management and evaluation; F.B.V.D.Meer Implementing NPM: a complexity perspective on public management reform trajectories; G.Teisman & A.V.Buuren Conclusions; S.V.Thiel; C.Pollitt & V.Homburg

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