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
The fundamental agency problem in the public sector
the principalagent perspective
The enforcement mechanism and groups
Contracting in the public sector
Chicago School implications
Macro view of public organisation
Public organisation and public teams
What is public management policy?
contracting in the public sector