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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Public Management in the United Kingdom

A New Introduction

ISBN 9780230576285
Publication Date November 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

The book surveys the evolution of public management, assesses the core theories and approaches and goes on to examines all aspects of public management in the UK today, including strategic management, performance management, financial management, and human resources management.

JUNE BURNHAM is a Researcher and Consultant on public sector management and was formerly Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, UK.
SYLVIA HORTON teaches and researches public sector management at the University of Portsmouth, UK. 

Public Management: Change or Continuity?
The Politics and Theories of Public Management in Britain
The Institutional Framework of Public Service Provision
Delivering Public Services: Processes and Problems
Strategic Management and Leadership
Performance and Quality Management
Financial Management and Economic Regulation
Human Resource Management in the Public Services
Regulation, Audit and Inspection inside Governance
Conclusion: Public Management in the UK Today


[A] concise description and discussion of public management policies in the United Kingdom... a valuable contribution to the literature.' Hasan Engin Sener, Political Studies
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