Public Management in the United Kingdom

Public Management in the United Kingdom

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From the 'Third Way' reforms of the 1990s to today's prospect of a post-bureaucracy era, the management of the UK's public services has been radically overhauled in recent decades. This important new text provides a complete introduction to the key themes and developments in public management and the changing relationship between governments, public service providers and the public. June Burnham and Sylvia Horton examine the key components of public management in the UK, including strategic management and the introduction of new performance management techniques as well as financial and human resources management. The book assesses how wider forces such as Europeanization, globalization and the global economic crisis have affected both the structure and role of the state and the way public services are managed. It also looks back to examine the transition from public administration to public management and considers how different ideologies have influenced and driven reform. Distinctively, the authors provide a full assessment of how devolution has affected public services across all parts of the UK. Providing an insightful and accessibly written introduction, this book will be ideal reading for all students of public management.European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) implements the European Convention on Human Rights, ratified by the UK in 1950, but its judgements are recommendations that governments are not compelled to follow, though they generally do. ... on data protection which, following legislation by the EU, now govern how data processing is used in UK public services. ... There are three core areas in which EU law makes an everyday impact on UK public management (and which areanbsp;...

Title:Public Management in the United Kingdom
Author:June Burnham, Sylvia Horton
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-10-03


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