Public Administration & Public Management: The Principal-Agent Perspective
Routledge, 21/08/2006 - 304 من الصفحات
A perspective on the public sector that presents a concise and comprehensive analysis of exactly what it is and how it operates.
Governments in any society deliver a large number of services and goods to their populations. To get the job done, they need public management in order to steer resources – employees, money and laws – into policy outputs and outcomes. In well-ordered societies the teams who work for the state work under a rule-of-law framework, known as public administration. This book covers the key issues of:
Public Administration & Public Management is essential reading for those with professional and research interests in public administration and public management.
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... meaning that governments must hire people and set up organisations. Thus, government faces two key problems that it must solve in public administration or public management: (1) how many employees to hire, and (2) how to organise these ...
... meaning the size of public resource allocation, the size of income redistribution and the amount of public regulation. The discipline of public management examines how the public employees are to be organised so that the job gets done ...
... meaning provided with discretion to find the best means of achieving objectives. The complexity of service provision requires innovation and flexibility. Public employees cannot be restricted by red tape. • Contracting: The leaders of ...
... meaning the benefits that the implementation of public policies result in for society. • Productivity and effectiveness: Although value is far from easy to measure in the public sector, it still exists for public services just as for ...
... meaning that cooperation among actors and stakeholders is crucial. Co-operation is the basic medium of exchange between all kinds of actors involved in policy implementation; it is dependent on how the actors perceive the situation and ...
The principalagent framework and the public sector
Public principals and their agents
The economic reasons for government
Public organisation incentives and rationality in government
legality and rule of law
the Cambridge and Chicago positions
Public teams are different from private teams
What is public management policy?
contracting in the public sector