Public Administration & Public Management: The Principal-Agent Perspective
Routledge, Aug 21, 2006 - Political Science - 304 pages
A perspective on the public sector that presents a concise and comprehensive analysis of exactly what it is and how it operates.
Governments in any society deliver a large number of services and goods to their populations. To get the job done, they need public management in order to steer resources – employees, money and laws – into policy outputs and outcomes. In well-ordered societies the teams who work for the state work under a rule-of-law framework, known as public administration. This book covers the key issues of:
Public Administration & Public Management is essential reading for those with professional and research interests in public administration and public management.
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The public and the private sectors
1 The principalagent framework and the public sector
2 Public principals and their agents
3 The economic reasons for government
4 Public organisation incentives and rationality in government
Legality and rule of law
The cambridge and chicago positions
7 Public teams are different from private teams