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Routledge Masters in Public Management


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Routledge Masters in Public Management is a series of original texts which offers students and practitioners a concise, coordinated and comprehensive learning resource.

The series benefits from a coordinated format, including the use of such pedagogical features as learning points, text boxes, annotated further reading and questions for further discussion. Each volume in the series stands in its own right as a textbook which is essential reading for a particular module in a public management degree scheme. Taken together, the series offers an integrated and up-to-date collection of core textbooks and supplementary reading that can provide the backbone of any student’s study of public management – whether based upon an MBA or MPA programme, a stand-alone course or through a period of individual study. Taking an expert look at an increasingly important and complex discipline, this is a groundbreaking series.

The resources represented in this series go beyond the “toolkit” or “recipe” format which does not reflect the way working in the public sector actually happens. Rather, the series encourages the reader to develop the core managerial skills and critical thinking required to excel in this discipline.

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Digital Government: Managing Public Sector Reform in the Digital Era

Digital Government: Managing Public Sector Reform in the Digital Era

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Miriam Lips
August 05, 2019

Digital Government: Managing Public Sector Reform in the Digital Era presents a public management perspective on digital government and technology-enabled change in the public sector. It incorporates theoretical and empirical insights to provide students with a broader and deeper understanding of...

Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sector

Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

Martial Pasquier, Jean-Patrick Villeneuve
August 21, 2017

This updated edition of Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sector provides a thorough overview of the major concepts in public sector marketing and communications, two fields that have continued to grow in importance for modern public administrations. With extended coverage of...

Strategic Leadership in the Public Sector

Strategic Leadership in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

Paul Joyce
August 30, 2016

In good times and bad, in the different situations of renewal, crisis, and chronic resource constraints, the strategic leadership of public services is crucial. Good leaders are essential in helping the public sector to adapt and solve ‘wicked’ problems, and they are also integral to the reform and...

Performance Management in the Public Sector

Performance Management in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

Wouter Van Dooren, Geert Bouckaert, John Halligan
February 12, 2015

In times of rising expectations and decreasing resources for the public sector, performance management is high on the agenda. Increasingly, the value of the performance management systems themselves is under scrutiny, with more attention being paid to the effectiveness of performance management in...

Strategic Management in the Public Sector

Strategic Management in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Paul Joyce
January 29, 2015

Strategic management is widely seen as essential to the public services, leading to better performance and better outcomes for the public. In fact, the private sector idea of strategic management has become so powerful in the public sector that politicians and policy makers have begun to talk about...

Risk and Crisis Management in the Public Sector

Risk and Crisis Management in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

Lynn T Drennan, Allan McConnell, Alastair Stark
December 22, 2014

Every decision that is made by managers and policy-makers in a public sector organization requires an evaluation and a judgement of the risks involved. This vital requirement has been recognised in the growth of risk management. However, risks can never be fully prevented, which means that public...

Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector

Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector

2nd Edition

Gary Bandy
November 10, 2014

The impact of the global financial crisis on government funds has been significant, with squeezed budgets having to satisfy ever-increasing demands for public services. Managers working in the public sector are confronted daily with targets and demands that are often set in confusing accounting and...

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management: An Introduction

Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management: An Introduction

1st Edition

Sandra van Thiel
February 20, 2014

Research in public administration and public management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. Periods of change and upheaval in the public sector provide ample opportunities and cases for research, but the standard methodologies for researching in...

Making and Managing Public Policy

Making and Managing Public Policy

1st Edition

Karen Johnston Miller, Duncan McTavish
September 16, 2013

Understanding how public policy is made and managed is a key component in studying the disciplines of public management and administration. Such are the complexities associated with this topic, a deeper understanding is vital to ensure that practising public managers excel in their roles. This...

Ethics and Management in the Public Sector

Ethics and Management in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Alan Lawton, Julie Rayner, Karin Lasthuizen
December 14, 2012

Grappling with ethical issues is a daily challenge for those working in organizations that deliver public services. Such services are delivered through an often bewildering range of agencies and amidst this constant change, there are fears that a public service ethos, a tradition of working in the...

Managing Local Governments: Designing Management Control Systems that Deliver Value

Managing Local Governments: Designing Management Control Systems that Deliver Value

1st Edition

Emanuele Padovani, David W. Young
December 16, 2011

Local Government is an area where management skills are tested to the extreme. With political considerations evident both locally and nationally, managing resources can be complex and subject to change. This book introduces new concepts and new ways of doing business that can greatly enhance the...

Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector

Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Gary Bandy
July 08, 2011

In light of the worldwide economic crises, the public sector is coming under increasing financial pressure as budgets are reduced on a large scale whilst demands for public services are on the rise. In such austere times managers working in the public sector are confronted daily with targets and...

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