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Public Administration. 25 Years of Analysis and Debate. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2715457
  • Book
  • July 2011
  • 292 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Public Administration: 25 Years of Analysis and Debate presents a history of the last quarter century of journal Public Administration by its editor R. A. W. Rhodes, and features a collection of the journal's most influential articles published between 1986 and 2011. 
  • Features a history of the evolution of Public Administration over the past 25 years
  • Provides highly cited source material of proven quality in a single volume
  • Represents an ideal supplementary reader for any public administration and public management course
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List of Figures, Tables, Boxes and Appendixes.

List of Sources.

Acknowledgements.

List of Contributors.

Chapter 1. Yesterday When I Was Young (R. A. W. Rhodes).

PART I: THEORY

Chapter 2. Theory, Stylized Heuristic or Self-fulfilling Prophecy? The Status of Rational Choice Theory in Public Administration
Afterword: Rationality as Rationalizability (Colin Hay).

Chapter 3. The Governance Narrative: Key Findings and Lessons from the ESRC's Whitehall Programme
Afterword: Waves of Governance (R. A. W. Rhodes).

Chapter 4. The Dynamics of Multi-organizational Partnerships: An Analysis of Changing Modes of Governance
Afterword: Managing Mixed Modes of Governance (Vivien Lowndes and Chris Skelcher).

Chapter 5. ‘Accountability': An Ever-expanding Concept?
Afterword: Still Expanding (Richard Mulgan).

PART II: COMPARISON

Chapter 6. Cabinet Government: An Elusive Ideal?
Afterword: Nothing Has Changed (Patrick Weller).

Chapter 7. The Joint-decision Trap: Lessons from German Federalism and European Integration
Afterword: Modes of European Policy-making (Fritz W. Scharpf).

Chapter 8. Managing Networks in the Public Sector: A Theoretical Study of Management Strategies in Policy Networks
Afterword: The Managerial Turn (Erik-Hans Klijn, Joop Koppenjan and Katrien Termeer).

Chapter 9. Territorial Administration and Political Control: Decentralization in France
Afterword: Trapped in Localism (Jean-Claude Thoenig).

PART III: PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Chapter 10. A Public Management For All Seasons?
Afterword: From Fashion to Mainstream (Christopher Hood).

Chapter 11. The Competent Boundary Spanner
Afterword: Bringing Back Agents (Paul Williams).

Chapter 12. The Public-service Orientation: Issues and Dilemmas
Afterword: No More Customers (John Stewart and Michael Clarke).

Chapter 13. ‘Portrait of a Profession Revisited'
Afterword: Continuity and Change (Baron Wilson of Dinton).

Name Index.

Subject Index.
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R. A. W. Rhodes University of Tasmania, Australia.
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