The New Public Management: Lessons from Innovating Governors by Paul J. Andrisani, Simon Hakim, E.S. Savas

By Paul J. Andrisani, Simon Hakim, E.S. Savas

This quantity brings jointly the cutting edge principles of 21 of America's top governors and mayors expressed of their personal phrases. The publication positive aspects contributions rigorously gathered and chosen over numerous years, together with chapters by way of former Governors George Bush of Texas and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin and Mayors Giuliani and Daley of latest York and Chicago respectively.
The editors have solid those diverse contributions in the framework of "the New Public Management", whose major parts are: (1) reverting to center features; (2) devolving authority and decentralizing; (3) "rightsizing", or proscribing the dimensions and scope of presidency; (4) restoring civil society; (5) adopting marketplace rules; (6) coping with for effects, enjoyable electorate, and protecting executive in charge; (7) empowering staff, voters, and groups; and (8) introducing e-government and smooth technology.

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