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Re-imagining government : public leadership and management in challenging times

Author: Barry Quirk
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In an age of austerity, public leaders and managers face a range of external challenges - fiscal, social and political. Combining theoretical insight, empirical commentary and practical experience, this book examines how democratic political systems work and how public decisions are made - and how they could be made better"--
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Quirk
ISBN: 9780230314412 0230314414 9780230314429 0230314422
OCLC Number: 712125570
Description: xi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
If men were angels --
Jumping to conclusions --
Finding common cause --
Deciding in a democracy --
The geography of governing --
Results driven leadership --
Risky business --
The crunch and the big squeeze --
Better, quicker, cheaper --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Barry Quirk.
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