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Taking stock : assessing public sector reforms

Author: B Guy Peters; Donald J Savoie; Canadian Centre for Management Development.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
Series: Series on governance and public management.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the last tow decades governments have invested a great deal of time, money, and political capital in reforms to make the public sector more efficient. They have, however, invested little in evaluating the effectiveness of their efforts, accepting many of the reforms because of a belief in a particular approach to governing or an ideological commitment on the part of politicians. This collection of essays "takes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Taking stock.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998
(DLC) 98900231
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Guy Peters; Donald J Savoie; Canadian Centre for Management Development.
ISBN: 9780773567283 0773567283
OCLC Number: 614479751
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 417 pages).
Contents: Changing role of the state / Bert A. Rockman --
Managerialism revisited / Christopher Pollitt --
What works? The antiphons of administrative reform / B. Guy Peters --
Public sector values and administrative reforms / Nicole de Montricher --
Public consultation and citizen participation : dilemmas of policy advice / Jon Pierre --
Making public policy : the changing role of the higher civil service / Patricia W. Ingraham --
Assessing past and current personnel reforms / Hal G. Rainey --
Innovation in public sector management / Michel Paquin --
New generation of budget reform / Naomi Caiden --
Central agencies and departments : empowerment and coordination / John Hart --
Restructuring government for the management and delivery of public services / Peter Aucoin --
Changing nature of accountability / Paul G. Thomas --
Fifteen years of reform : what have we learned? / Donald J. Savoie.
Series Title: Series on governance and public management.
Responsibility: edited by B. Guy Peters and Donald J. Savoie.
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