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Personal Work Relations and Managerial Adaptability

Paul Davies and Mark Freedland

in Towards a Flexible Labour Market: Labour Legislation and Regulation since the 1990s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217878
eISBN:
9780191712326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217878.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter considers the area of personal work relations, i.e., relations between employers and workers which are not mediated through the formal institutions of workers' collective representation. ... More


Public Sector Contracting

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter and the following two look at the structural changes that have resulted from the economy‐wide application of contracting out. The public sector is, perhaps, the one that has been most ... More


Reforming Public Service Provision: What Have We Learned?

Peter Birch Sørensen

in Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The essay discusses some key features of the wawe of public sector reforms that has swept through the OECD area during the last three decades under the heading of New Public Management. I review what ... More


Service-oriented government: the developmental state and service delivery in Africa after 2015 – are capacity indicators important?

George Kararach

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Since the early 1980s, African countries have embarked upon public sector reforms. Criticism has been generated over these reforms because they were undertaken without sufficient data or ... More


Efficiency and Responsiveness

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0048
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on efficiency and responsiveness — two values that are significant in meeting the expectations of the people, winning popular support, and reducing legitimacy deficit, ... More


Function Versus Form in Public-Sector Reform

Brain Levy

in Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199363803
eISBN:
9780199363834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363803.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 8 explores how to achieve a “good fit” between country characteristics and options for public-sector reform. It distinguishes among three types of public-sector reforms: comprehensive reforms ... More


The evolution of public administration in Ireland

Chris McInerney

in Challenging times, challenging administration: The role of public administration in producing social justice in Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088292
eISBN:
9781781706886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088292.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 5 discusses some of the main elements of Irish public administration, exploring the origins of contemporary administration and the main pillars around which it is built. This discussion ... More


The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

Ben Clifford and Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447305118
eISBN:
9781447307891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305118.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Since the turn of the 21st century, there has been a greater pace of reform to planning in Britain than at any other time. As a public sector activity, planning has also been impacted heavily by the ... More


Introduction: planning at the coalface in a time of constant change

Ben Clifford and Mark Tewdwr-Jones

in The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447305118
eISBN:
9781447307891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305118.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The introductory chapter outlines the ongoing programme of planning reform being pursued by central and devolved government in Great Britain. The reforms implemented by New Labour (1997-2010) are ... More


Strong Democracy, Weak State: The Political Economy of Ghana’s Stalled Structural Transformation

Danielle Resnick

in Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198845348
eISBN:
9780191880599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845348.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Through a comparative analysis of presidential tenures from Jerry Rawlings through John Mahama, this chapter notes that Ghana’s stable but modest growth reflects its long-term democratic stability ... More


Economic Liberalization and Union Struggles in Cairo

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a discussion on the economic liberalization and union struggles in Cairo. It begins by presenting the transformation from labor opposition to public sector reform. It also deals ... More


Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Michael Ironside and Roger Seifert

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Throughout the 1980s Mrs. Thatcher dominated political life in the UK and Thatcherism became the shorthand for a series of political initiatives all over the world. Most accounts of these years have ... More


Accrual Accounting in the New Zealand Government

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the experience of the New Zealand government in converting to accrual accounting. Evidence suggests that the introduction of accrual accounting has succeeded in achieving its ... More


Constructing Organizations: The Example of Public Sector Reform

Nils Brunsson

in Reform as Routine: Organizational Change and Stability in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198296706
eISBN:
9780191860195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198296706.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the social construction of organizations and the way in which this is influenced by the theoretical concept of organization. It considers examples from recent publicsector ... More


Management consultants as policy actors

Julie Gervais and Frédéric Pierru

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Contributions to the topic of consultants and public policy in France are often unbalanced and consultants are typically analysed as a secondary subject of wider studies. Drawing on the sociology of ... More


Political anthropology and civil service reform: prospects and limits

R.A.W Rhodes

in Rethinking policy and politics: Reflections on contemporary debates in policy studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447319467
eISBN:
9781447319474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319467.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

What lessons about public sector reform can be learnt from using political anthropology to study governance reform? What are the strengths and weaknesses of such an approach? I contrast the everyday ... More


Accrual Accounting in the Australian Government

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the experience of the Australian government in converting to accrual accounting. The adoption of accrual reporting by governments in Australia represents an important step in ... More


Resource Accounting in the UK Government

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the experience of the UK government in converting to resource accounting. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his foreword to the green paper described the accounting changes ... More


The Civil Service

K.P. Krishnan and T.V. Somanathan

in Rethinking Public Institutions in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474370
eISBN:
9780199089109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474370.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the institution of the civil service, covering its initial design as conceived by the makers of the Indian Constitution and changes in that design. ... More


The Legacy of Eric Williams: Into the Postcolonial Moment

Tanya L. "Shields (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462425
eISBN:
9781626746985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462425.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book provides an indispensable and significant understanding of Eric Williams’ contributions to the now independent nation of Trinidad and Tobago and his impact on the broader international ... More


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