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New perspectives on public services : place and technology

Author: Christopher Pollitt
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book examines two elements, place and technology, that are under-researched in the public management literature. It shows how basic public services both shape and are shaped by the specifics of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Pollitt
ISBN: 9780199677368 0199677360
OCLC Number: 826685395
Description: xvii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Where is the Government? ; 2. Theories of Place and Technology: a Review ; 3. Placeshifts: Technologies and the Scale of Change ; 4. Governments as Placemakers: Modalities and Effects ; 5. Capital Flight - Moving Out from the Big City ; 6. Save our Hospital! ; 7. Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Identities ; 8. The Police ; 9. Discussion and Conclusions ; Annex A: Technology, Place and Task (TPT): Brief Summary of a Research Programme
Responsibility: Christopher Pollitt.

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Unusual approaches and novel analyses are by definition scarce in the social sciences. Christopher Pollitt's new book is a gladly-seen exception * Professor Michiel de Vries, Radboud University Read more...

 
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