International Public Financial Management Reform: Progress, Contradictions, and Challenges

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James Guthrie
IAP, 2005 - Business & Economics - 359 pages
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This book is intended to give readers detailed information and perspectives on the reform of financial management reform practices in a variety of national settings around the world. The chapters explore the reform agenda in each nation and factors that stimulated change. Each chapter addresses the extent of the influence of New Public Management concepts and practices on reform implementation. The nations whose experience is represented in this book are among the most often cited examples of progressive change to be examined and perhaps emulated by governments in other nations. In the introductory chapter the editors address the question whether and to what extent the financial management reforms detailed in the book reveal real progress or a progression of questions and dilemmas faced but not solved over the past several decades.
 

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The Dynamics of Public Financial Management Change in an International Context Progress or a Progression of Questions Contradictions and Challe...
1
Recent Public Sector Financial Management Change in Australia Implementing the Market Model
23
New Public Management Reforms in Canada Success and Failure?
55
Eastern European Nations and New Public Financial Management
87
NPM and the Irish Public Sector From Reluctant Reformer to Statutory Codification
109
Public Sector Financial Management Reform in Italy
139
New Zealand Public Sector Management and Accounting Reforms The Hidden Agenda
169
Public Sector Financial Management Reform in Spain
195
Public Sector Accounting Reforms in Welfare State in Transition The Case of Sweden
223
A Reflection on Accounting Reforms in Dutch Government
247
Financial Management in the UK Public Sector Historical Development Current Issues and Controversies
283
Contemporary Public Financial Management and Budget Reform in the US Federal Government
323
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