Public Administration and Public Management: The Principal-agent Perspective
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 principalagent framework and the public sector
Public principals and their agents
The economic reasons for government
Public organisation incentives and rationality in government
legality and rule of law
the Cambridge and Chicago positions
Public teams are different from private teams