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Context in Public Policy and Management The Missing Link ed. by Christopher Pollitt PDF eBook

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"Context in Public Policy and Management: The Missing Link?" ed. by Christopher Pollitt
Edward Elgar Publishing | 2013 | ISBN: 78195514X 9781781955130 9781781955147 | 465 pages | PDF | 7 MB

This book will prove insightful to academics, as well as to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in government, public policy, public management, public administration and political science.

Contents
Contributors
Preface: Context - a missing link?
Acknowledgements
PART I Framing and understanding
1. Context in the context - missing the missing links in the field of public administration
2. Contexts: forms of agency and action
3. Constituting context?
4. The intransigent context: glimpses at the history of a problem
5. Three visions of context as history
6. Numbers in context: applying Frege's principles to public administration
PART II Putting context into theory (and theory into context)
7. Institutions in context, and as context
8. Can cultural theory give us a handle on the difference context makes to management by numbers?
9. Context, theory and rationality: an uneasy relationship?
10. Contexts and administrative reforms: a transformative approach
11. Context in public policy: implications of complexity theory
12. The service-dominant context of public services: a suitable case for treatment?
13. Explaining contextual influences on the dynamics of public management reforms: reflections on some ways forward
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Part III Empirical applications
14. What we know so far and how to proceed: contextual variables in NPM reform research
15. Context in governance networks: complex interactions between macro, meso and micro. A theoretical exploration and some empirical evidence on the impact of context factors in Taiwan, Spain and the Netherlands
16. Seeing context where there's no "there" there: the EU/USA financial crises and the missing state
17. The context of public administration from a neo-institutionalist point of view: an analysis with Finland as the case
18. The uses and abuses of historical context: a case study in the 'mutualisation' of public services
19. Context and accountability: factors shaping performance audit
20. The role and significance of context in comparing country systems
21. Hospitals and the dynamics of multiple contexts
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PART IV Reflections
22. Context: what kind of missing link?
Index
with TOC BookMarkLinks


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