By Christopher Pollitt

'This lucid, shiny and clever publication on 'continuity and alter' in coverage and administration by way of Pollitt and Bouckaert follows within the footsteps of Pollitt's prior publication at the factor of time, an essential yet usually missed factor. within the current ebook the focal point is on comparisons: Britain and Belgium, hospitals and police, nationwide and native, and comparability through the years. back conceptually wealthy, this booklet makes you think that. the easiest a ebook can do.'
- Walter Kickert, Erasmus college Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Continuity and alter in Public coverage and Management bargains a massive reconsideration of styles in long term policymaking and organizational swap. Christopher Pollitt and Geert Bouckaert use overseas and inter-sectoral comparability to problem a few presently trendy versions of policymaking.

Combining thought improvement, overseas comparability and unique case research research, of Europe s top public coverage and administration students follow and enhance a few of the major versions of coverage swap and provide a revealing long term view of coverage advancements seeing that 1965. Drawing on an intensive programme of elite interviews and documentary research they supply an built-in therapy of nationwide and native policymaking in significant public prone - sanatorium care and the police - in England and Belgium. This well timed booklet addresses the 'paradigm wars' in public coverage, arguing for a nuanced intermediate place that demanding situations the orthodox and the post-modernists alike.

This interesting center e-book should be hugely sought by means of complicated scholars and lecturers in public management, public administration, govt, comparative politics or public coverage classes. it's going to additionally turn out to be a massive device for college kids in police reports and healthcare administration.

Contents: Preface; 1. concept and process in Comparative reviews of Organizational switch; 2. nationwide Reforms: The Belgian and English Regimes; three. nationwide Reforms: Hospitals; four. nationwide Reforms: Police; five. nationwide Reforms: Intersectoral comparability; 6. What occurred in the community? Hospitals; 7. What occurred in the community? Police; eight. Reflections on Theories of switch; nine. Reflections on Doctrines of comparability; Appendix: The Brighton-Leuven venture; References; Index

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