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Decentralising Public Service Management

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Benefits

    • The first book to provide a thorough assessment of extent of decentralisation which has resulted from public service reform in the UK and its impact on service quality and managerial effectiveness
    • Based on large scale original research in different institutions in major sectors Health, Housing and Education
Textbook

Part of the Government Beyond the Centre book series (GBC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christopher Pollitt, Johnston Birchall, Keith Putman
    Pages 1-4
  3. Christopher Pollitt, Johnston Birchall, Keith Putman
    Pages 5-32
  4. Christopher Pollitt, Johnston Birchall, Keith Putman
    Pages 33-41
  5. Christopher Pollitt, Johnston Birchall, Keith Putman
    Pages 42-64
  6. Christopher Pollitt, Johnston Birchall, Keith Putman
    Pages 65-101
  7. Christopher Pollitt, Johnston Birchall, Keith Putman
    Pages 102-135
  8. Christopher Pollitt, Johnston Birchall, Keith Putman
    Pages 136-161
  9. Christopher Pollitt, Johnston Birchall, Keith Putman
    Pages 162-181
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 182-211

About this book

Introduction

Decentralise authority and let managers manage' has been an almost universal message in UK public services over the last 15 years. But does it really work? Drawing on their own - and a wide range of other research - the authors show that behind the ministerial rhetoric the experiences of NHS trusts, grant maintained schools and housing associations were in practice distinctly mixed. The book offers a sophisticated theoretical analysis of the origins and results of decentralised public management in the UK.

Keywords

management public management rhetoric service trust work

About the authors

CHRISTOPHER POLLITT is Professor of Government and Co-Director of the Centre for the Evaluation of Public Policy and Practice, Brunel University.

JOHNSTON BIRCHALL is Lecturer in Government, Brunel University. He has published extensively on housing policy and the Co-operative movement.

KEITH PUTMAN is a Research Assistant and school teacher.

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