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The global revolution in public management: Driving themes, missing links


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  • Donald F. Kettl

    (LaFollette Institute of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin, 1225 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706)

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    Since the late 1970s, a truly remarkable revolution has swept public management around the world. Understanding this revolution means sorting through three issues: the basic ideas of reform; the connections between the reforms and governmental processes, like budgeting and personnel; and the links between these processes and governance. These reforms have proven surprisingly productive but, in the process, they have raised a new generation of fundamentally important issues that have been largely unexplored.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

    Volume (Year): 16 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 446-462

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:jpamgt:v:16:y:1997:i:3:p:446-462

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    1. Jens Steffek, 2008. "Public Accountability and the Public Sphere of International Governance," RECON Online Working Papers Series, RECON 3, RECON.
    2. Regina Pacheco, 2013. "Arm’s Length Bodies in Brazil: Contradictions and Challenges," Public Organization Review, Springer, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 131-141, June.
    3. Weerawardena, Jay & McDonald, Robert E. & Mort, Gillian Sullivan, 2010. "Sustainability of nonprofit organizations: An empirical investigation," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 45(4), pages 346-356, October.
    4. Irwin Feller, 2013. "Performance measures as forms of evidence for science and technology policy decisions," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, Springer, vol. 38(5), pages 565-576, October.
    5. Cioclea, Alexandra Ema, 2011. "Critical considerations on defining and measuring performance in public organizations," MPRA Paper 33642, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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