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The art of the state

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Very good condition paperback with some shelf wear. Tight binding. Internally clean and bright.

Why does public management-the art of the state-so often go wrong, producing failure and fiasco instead of public service? What are the different ways in which control or regulation can be applied to government? Why do we find contradictory recipes for the improvement of public services? Are the forces of modernity set to produce worldwide convergence in ways of organizing government? This important new study aims to explore such questions, central to current debates over public management. Combining contemporary and historical experience, it employs grid/group cultural theory as an organizing frame and method of exploration. Using examples from different places and eras, the study seeks to identify the recurring variety of ideas about how to organize public services. And contrary to widespread claims that modernization will bring a new global uniformity, it argues that variety is unlikely to disappear from doctrine and practice in public management.

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Author(s):
Hood, Christopher
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.3 x 2 x 13.7 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198297653
ISBN-13:
9780198297659
Number of pages:
261
Publisher:
Clarendon
Title:
The art of the state

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Very good condition paperback with some shelf wear. Tight binding. Internally clean and bright.

Why does public management-the art of the state-so often go wrong, producing failure and fiasco instead of public service? What are the different ways in which control or regulation can be applied to government? Why do we find contradictory recipes for the improvement of public services? Are the forces of modernity set to produce worldwide convergence in ways of organizing government? This important new study aims to explore such questions, central to current debates over public management. Combining contemporary and historical experience, it employs grid/group cultural theory as an organizing frame and method of exploration. Using examples from different places and eras, the study seeks to identify the recurring variety of ideas about how to organize public services. And contrary to widespread claims that modernization will bring a new global uniformity, it argues that variety is unlikely to disappear from doctrine and practice in public management.

Author(s):
Hood, Christopher
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.3 x 2 x 13.7 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198297653
ISBN-13:
9780198297659
Number of pages:
261
Publisher:
Clarendon
Title:
The art of the state

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