The Study of Public Management in Europe and the US: A Compearative Analysis of National Distinctiveness

1st Edition

Walter Kickert

Routledge
Published November 16, 2011
Reference - 288 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415512718 - CAT# Y134495
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

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Summary

This book presents an overview of the scientific study of public management, gathering together some of the most authoritative experts in this area of study in Europe and the United States, writing specifically about their respective countries. These essays seek to present the national distinctiveness of the study of public management, in the context of specific state administration.

This book goes further than some previous books concerning public management by highlighting the underlying differences between Europe and the United States and amongst European countries, in relation to their particular political-administrative circumstances. The aim of this book is to establish a dialogue between Anglo-American and European approaches to public management, to encourage readers to see their own national ideas and practises in contrast to others and foster leaning by asking repeatedly ‘compared to what?’

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