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Evaluating Reforms of Local Public and Social Services in Europe : More Evidence for Better Results.

Author: Ivan Koprić; Hellmut Wollmann; Gérard Marcou
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017.
Series: Governance and Public Management.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Influenced by the New Public Management doctrine - and the severe austerity policy in many European countries - there is a clear wish to increase quality and reduce costs of public services, especially at the local (sub-national) level. This text explains the increasing demand for evaluation as a result of the increasing frequency of reforms to local services.
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Koprić, Ivan.
Evaluating Reforms of Local Public and Social Services in Europe : More Evidence for Better Results.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Koprić; Hellmut Wollmann; Gérard Marcou
ISBN: 9783319610917 3319610910
OCLC Number: 1012882719
Notes: ""Back to the Beginning?""
Description: 1 online resource (362 pages).
Contents: ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Editors and Contributors""; ""Abbreviations""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Tables""; ""Evaluating Reforms of Local Public and Social Services in Europe ""; ""Introduction""; ""The Need for Evaluating Reforms of Local Services in Europe""; ""Applying the Logic of Evaluation Studies to Researching the Changes in Delivery of Local Services""; ""Assessing and Supporting Success of Local Services Reforms""; ""Conclusion: Summary and Perspective""; ""References""; ""Regulatory Impact Assessment and Sub-national Governments ""; ""Introduction"" ""Limits of RIA in Regulatory Governance""""Conceptual Ambiguities""; ""RIA, Policy Impact Assessment and Regulatory Quality""; ""RIA and Evaluation""; ""Purposes and Results""; ""Impact Assessment at Sub-national Levels""; ""Sub-national Government Levels in RIA Literature""; ""Sub-national Government and Regulation""; ""Impact Assessment Obligations of Sub-national Governments""; ""Conclusions""; ""References""; ""Less Plato and More Aristotle: Empirical Evaluation of Public Policies in Local Services ""; ""Introduction: Why Empirical Evaluation of Public Policies?"" ""Evidence-Based Methodologies for Empirical Evaluation""""Case Study and Comparative Policy Analysis""; ""Conventional Multivariate Analysis""; ""Empirical Evaluation Using Counterfactuals: Quasi-Experiments and Experiments""; ""To Conclude: Less Plato and More Aristotle""; ""References""; ""The Politics of Evaluation in Performance Management Regimes in English Local Government ""; ""Introduction""; ""Conservatives and Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT)""; ""Labour: From Best Value to Comprehensive Area Assessment""; ""The Conservative-Led Coalition Government: Sector-Led Improvement"" ""Conclusion and Lessons""""References""; ""Evaluating Personal Social Services in Germany ""; ""Introduction""; ""The Provision of Personal Social Services in Germany""; ""Forms of Evaluating Personal Social Services in Germany""; ""Monitoring the Development of Personal Social Services in Germany""; ""Benchmarking the Development of Personal Social Services in Germany""; ""Classical Evaluation Research in German Personal Social Services""; ""Concluding Remarks""; ""References""; ""Healthcare Marketisation in Spain: The Case of Madridâ#x80;#x99;s Hospitals ""; ""Introduction"" ""New Hospital Management Models in Spain""""Statistical Analysis""; ""Conclusions""; ""References""; ""The Institutionalisation of Performance Scrutiny Regimes and Beyond: The Case of Education and Elderly Care in Sweden ""; ""Introduction""; ""Performance Scrutiny Regimes""; ""A Brief Introduction to the Elderly Care and Education Systems""; ""Performance Scrutiny Regimes Within Elderly Care and Education""; ""Performance Scrutiny Regime Within Elderly Care""; ""Performance Scrutiny Regime Within Education""; ""Driving Factors""; ""Reactions""; ""A New Administrative Reform?""
Series Title: Governance and Public Management.

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Influenced by the New Public Management doctrine - and the severe austerity policy in many European countries - there is a clear wish to increase quality and reduce costs of public services, especially at the local (sub-national) level. This text explains the increasing demand for evaluation as a result of the increasing frequency of reforms to local services.

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