The Oxford Handbook Public Accountability

The Oxford Handbook Public Accountability
Author: M. A. P. Bovens,Mark Bovens,Robert E. Goodin,Thomas Schillemans
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2014-04
ISBN: 0199641250
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook Public Accountability Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the best scholars in the field from around the world, The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability showcases conceptual and normative as well as the empirical approaches in public accountability studies.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy
Author: Michael Moran,Martin Rein,Robert E. Goodin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2008-06-12
ISBN: 0199548455
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy Book Excerpt:

This is part of a ten volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This work explores the business end of politics, where theory meets practice in the pursuit of public good.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management
Author: Ewan Ferlie,Laurence E. Lynn,Christopher Pollitt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780199226443
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management Book Excerpt:

The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world and in the last thirty years there have been major shifts in approaches to its management. This text identifies the trends in public management and the effects these have had, as well as providing a broad overview to each topic.

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration
Author: Steven J. Balla,Martin Lodge,Edward C. Page
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 645
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199646139
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration Book Excerpt:

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management
Author: Ewan Ferlie,Kathleen Montgomery,Anne Reff Pedersen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN: 0191015199
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management Book Excerpt:

This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current issues and debates in the field of health care management. It contains over twenty chapters from well-known and eminent academic authors, who were carefully selected for their expertise and asked to provide a broad and critical overview of developments in their particular topic area. The development of an international perspective and body of knowledge is a key feature of the book. The Handbook secondly makes a case for bringing back a social science perspective into the study of the field of health care management. It therefore contains a number of contrasting and theoretically orientated chapters (e.g. on institutionalism; critical management studies). This social science based approach is a refreshing alternative to much existing work in this domain and offers a good way into current academic debates in this field. The Handbook thirdly explores a variety of important policy and organizational developments apparent within the current health care field (e.g. new organizational forms; growth of management consulting in health care organizations). It therefore explores and comments on major contemporary trends apparent in the practice field.

The Oxford Handbook of Governance

The Oxford Handbook of Governance
Author: David Levi-Faur
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 0191628417
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Governance Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Governance presents an authoritative and accessible state-of-the-art analysis of the social science literature on governance. The volume presents the core concepts and knowledge that have evolved in the study of governance in different levels and arenas of politics and policymaking. In doing so it establishes itself as the essential point of reference for all those studying politics, society, and economics from a governance perspective. The volume comprises fifty-two chapters from leaders in the field. The chapters are organized in nine sections dealing with topics that include governance as the reform of the state, democratic governance, European governance, and global governance.

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics
Author: Karen Mossberger,Susan E. Clarke,Peter John
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN: 0199385556
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics Book Excerpt:

This text is an authoritative volume on an established subject in political science and the academy more generally: urban politics and urban studies. It covers the major themes that animate the subfield: the politics of space and place; power and governance; urban policy; urban social organization; and much more.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management
Author: Ewan Ferlie,Laurence E. Lynn,Christopher Pollitt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781280905247
Category: Public administration
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management Book Excerpt:

The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world and in the last thirty years there have been major shifts in approaches to its management. This text identifies the trends in public management and the effects these have had, as well as providing a broad overview to each topic.

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management
Author: Dr. Emma Parry,Dr. Michael J. Morley,Dr. Chris Brewster
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 0190861185
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management Book Excerpt:

In recent years scholars and practitioners have increasingly recognized that human resource management (HRM) has paid insufficient attention to the impact of context. While research has been devoted to examining the impact of national context on HRM systems, this literature has been largely separate from that focused on other levels of context affecting organizational choices in HRM strategies, such as the impact of the organizational environment, industry sector, occupation or workforce characteristics. In addition, research has tended to consider elements of context in isolation rather than considering its impact at different levels. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management is to provide a more holistic approach to developing a contextual understanding of HRM. This Handbook offers a comprehensive understanding of the influence of contextual characteristics on the design and implementation of HRM systems. Rather than focusing on a single level or approach to examining context, the Handbook provides both conceptual and empirical analyses of different elements of context using a range of different lenses and measures. In order to explore the influence of contextual factors at multiple levels, the volume assembles a range of detailed accounts of how context affects the design, implementation and impact of HRM activities.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Administrative Law

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Administrative Law
Author: Peter Cane,Senior Research Fellow Peter Cane,Herwig C. H. Hofmann,Professor of European and Transnational Public Law Herwig C H Hofmann,Associate Professor of Law Eric C Ip,Eric C. Ip,Olimpiad S Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law Peter L Lindseth
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1168
Release: 2021-01-17
ISBN: 0198799985
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Administrative Law Book Excerpt:

In this Handbook, distinguished experts in the field of administrative law discuss a wide range of issues from a comparative perspective. The book covers the historical beginnings of comparative administrative law scholarship, and discusses important methodological issues and basic concepts such as administrative power and accountability.

Public Governance and the Classical Liberal Perspective

Public Governance and the Classical Liberal Perspective
Author: Paul Dragos Aligica,Peter J. Boettke,Vlad Tarko
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-05-01
ISBN: 0190267054
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Governance and the Classical Liberal Perspective Book Excerpt:

Classical liberalism entails not only a theory about the scope of government and its relationship with the market but also a distinct view about how government should operate within its proper domain of public choices in non-market settings. Building on the political economy principles underpinning the works of diverse authors such as Friedrich Hayek, James Buchanan and Vincent and Elinor Ostrom, this book challenges the technocratic-epistocratic perspective in which social goals are defined by an aggregated social function and experts simply provide the means to attain them. The authors argue that individualism, freedom of choice, and freedom of association have deep implications on how we design, manage and assess our public governance arrangements. The book examines the knowledge and incentive problems associated with bureaucratic public administration while contrasting it with democratic governance. Aligica, Boettke, and Tarko argue that the focus should be on the diversity of opinions in any society regarding "what should be done" and on the design of democratic and polycentric institutions capable of limiting social conflicts and satisfying the preferences of as many people as possible. They thus fill a large gap in the literature, the public discourse, and the ways decision makers understand the nature and administration of the public sector.

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy
Author: Robert F. Durant
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN: 0191628336
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy Book Excerpt:

One of the major dilemmas facing the administrative state in the United States today is discerning how best to harness for public purposes the dynamism of markets, the passion and commitment of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and the public-interest-oriented expertise of the career civil service. Researchers across a variety of disciplines, fields, and subfields have independently investigated aspects of the formidable challenges, choices, and opportunities this dilemma poses for governance, democratic constitutionalism, and theory building. This literature is vast, affords multiple and conflicting perspectives, is methodologically diverse, and is fragmented. The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy affords readers an uncommon overview and integration of this eclectic body of knowledge as adduced by many of its most respected researchers. Each of the chapters identifies major issues and trends, critically takes stock of the state of knowledge, and ponders where future research is most promising. Unprecedented in scope, methodological diversity, scholarly viewpoint, and substantive integration, this volume is invaluable for assessing where the study of American bureaucracy stands at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and where leading scholars think it should go in the future. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration
Author: Steven J. Balla,Martin Lodge,Edward C. Page
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 0191643343
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration Book Excerpt:

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.

Experiments in Public Management Research

Experiments in Public Management Research
Author: Oliver James,Sebastian R. Jilke,Gregg G. Van Ryzin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-13
ISBN: 1108211267
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiments in Public Management Research Book Excerpt:

Interest in experimental research in public management is on the rise, yet the field still lacks a broad understanding of its role in producing substantive findings and theoretical advances. Written by a team of leading international researchers, this book sets out the advantages of experiments in public management and showcases their rapidly developing contribution to research and practice. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the relationship between experiments and public management theory, and the benefits for examining causal effects. It will appeal to researchers and graduate-level students in public administration, public management, government, politics and policy studies. The key topics addressed are the distinct logic of experimental methods in the laboratory, in the field, and in survey experiments; how leading researchers are using different kinds of experiment to build knowledge about theory and practice across many areas of public management; and the research agendas for experimental work in public management.

The State of Public Administration

The State of Public Administration
Author: Donald C Menzel,Jay D White
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN: 1317454464
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Public Administration Book Excerpt:

The trends and practices of public administration are ever changing and it is essential that they be appraised from time to time. Designed as a capstone survey of the field, The State of Public Administration focuses on leading edge issues, challenges, and opportunities that confront PA study and practice in the 21st Century.

Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century

Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century
Author: Charles Conteh,Ian Roberge
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN: 1466591722
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

The demands associated with good governance and good public management are at an all-time high. Yet the discipline of Canadian public administration is in flux, and the time is ripe for an open and frank analysis of its state and possibilities. Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century brings together emerging voices in Canadian public adm

Democratizing Public Management

Democratizing Public Management
Author: Marta Struminska-Kutra
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-08-23
ISBN: 3319745913
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democratizing Public Management Book Excerpt:

This book argues that contemporary society in general, and public administration specifically, can benefit from more reflexive learning processes through democracy and public involvement. It identifies the most central social practices, dilemmas, and challenges for public management as well as the mechanisms needed to enact institutional change. Offering a model of reflexivity and learning in the face of public dispute, it explores phenomena such as problem solving, democratization, public learning, and uncertainty to address certain tensions in governance theory and practice. Through a range of well-sourced case studies, this book demonstrates how institutions can manage difficult situations by not only resolving the conflict but addressing the underlying problem. It uses both theoretical and practical approaches to observe the micro foundations of political behavior and its institutional underpinnings, and will be a valuable resource for public administration researchers, practitioners, and graduate students seeking empirical studies of learning processes in the public sphere.

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe
Author: Tom Christensen,Per Lægreid
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1317044207
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe Book Excerpt:

There is growing concern that welfare states are inefficient, unsustainable and lack popular support. New Public Management reforms affected the balance between managerial and political accountability and disrupted administrative, legal, professional and social accountability, causing confusion as to whom public organizations are really accountable. The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe assesses multi-dimensional accountability relations in depth, addressing the dynamic between accountability and reforms. Analyzing how welfare state reforms oriented towards agencification, managerialism and marketization affected existing relationships in services traditionally provided by public institutions, the theoretically informed, empirical chapters provide specific examples of their effect on accountability. Expert contributors explore the relationship between accountability and performance and the impact of reforms on political, administrative, managerial, legal, professional and social accountability. The role of specific actors, such as the media and citizens, on the accountability process addressing issues of blame avoidance, reputation and autonomous agencies is discussed. Comparative chapters across time, countries, administrative levels and policy areas are included, along with discussions linking accountability with concepts like legitimacy, democracy, coordination and performance. This handbook will be an essential reference tool to those studying European politics and public policy.

The SAGE Handbook of Governance

The SAGE Handbook of Governance
Author: Mark Bevir
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2010-12-14
ISBN: 9781446209752
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Governance Book Excerpt:

The study of governance has risen to prominence as a way of describing and explaining changes in our world. The SAGE Handbook of Governance presents an authoritative and innovative overview of this fascinating field, with particular emphasis on the significant new and emerging theoretical issues and policy innovations. The Handbook is divided into three parts. Part one explores the major theories influencing current thinking and shaping future research in the field of governance. Part two deals specifically with changing practices and policy innovations, including the changing role of the state, transnational and global governance, markets and networks, public management, and budgeting and finance. Part three explores the dilemmas of managing governance, including attempts to rethink democracy and citizenship as well as specific policy issues such as capacity building, regulation, and sustainable development. This volume is an excellent resource for advanced students and researchers in political science, economics, geography, sociology, and public administration. Mark Bevir is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Oxford Handbook of Governance

The Oxford Handbook of Governance
Author: David Levi-Faur
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 0199560536
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Governance Book Excerpt:

This Oxford Handbook will be the definitive study of governance for years to come. 'Governance' has become one of the most popular terms in contemporary political science; this Handbook explores the full range of meaning and application of the concept and its use in a number of research fields.