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Managerialism and the public services : cuts or cultural change in the 1990s?

Author: Christopher Pollitt
Publisher: Oxford, OX, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell Business, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Managerialism and the Public Services shows how, during the 1980s, a new orthodoxy was imposed on many American and British public services. In health care, education and the civil/federal service 'new right' governments attempted to rebuild the welfare state according to their own organizational and political principles. In this second edition, Christopher Pollitt carefully analyses the ideas and practices that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Pollitt
ISBN: 0631188371 9780631188377
OCLC Number: 26403326
Description: viii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Naming the Parts: the Content of Managerialism --
2. Evolution: the Contexts for Managerialism in the USA and the UK --
3. First Steps: the Initial Impact in the UK --
4. First Steps: the Initial Impact in the USA --
5. Stunted Growth: a Critique of Managerialism --
6. Some Alternatives --
7. Beyond Taylorism? The Coming of Quality --
8. Reflections.
Responsibility: Christopher Pollitt.

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Identifies the key features of changes in a range of public services and attempts to show how the new form of "scientific management" which has emerged is critically flawed. The book also appraises  Read more...

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