Continuity and Change in Public Policy and Management by Christopher Pollitt

By Christopher Pollitt

'This lucid, brilliant and clever ebook on 'continuity and alter' in coverage and administration through Pollitt and Bouckaert follows within the footsteps of Pollitt's earlier booklet at the factor of time, an important yet frequently missed factor. within the current booklet the point of interest is on comparisons: Britain and Belgium, hospitals and police, nationwide and native, and comparability over the years. back conceptually wealthy, this publication makes you're thinking that. the simplest a publication can do.'
- Walter Kickert, Erasmus college Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Continuity and alter in Public coverage and Management bargains a tremendous reconsideration of styles in long term policymaking and organizational swap. Christopher Pollitt and Geert Bouckaert use foreign and inter-sectoral comparability to problem a few at the moment stylish versions of policymaking.

Combining thought improvement, foreign comparability and unique case learn research, of Europe s best public coverage and administration students observe and increase the various major types of coverage switch and provide a revealing long term view of coverage advancements for the reason 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 providers - health center care and the police - in England and Belgium. This well timed ebook 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 publication should be hugely sought by way of complicated scholars and lecturers in public management, public administration, govt, comparative politics or public coverage classes. it is going to additionally end up to be an immense software for college students in police reviews and healthcare administration.

Contents: Preface; 1. thought and strategy in Comparative stories 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 neighborhood? Police; eight. Reflections on Theories of swap; nine. Reflections on Doctrines of comparability; Appendix: The Brighton-Leuven venture; References; Index

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110–11). There is also a difference between the two countries in respect to the relationships between ministers and civil servants. In Belgium most of the policymaking is done by ministers and the political advisers in their cabinets. The upper levels of the civil service are highly politicized, while the middle and lower levels comprise a highly regulated and closed career system (De Winter and Dumont, 2006, pp. 969–71). About three-quarters of senior National reforms: the Belgian and English regimes 25 civil servants are party members.

Het specialistisch karakter van de medische zorgverlening, het pluridisciplinaire aspect van het therapeutische team en de permanente beschikbaarheid binnen een geïntegreerd organisatorisch kader. ] (Peers, 1994b, p. 22, author’s translation) December: the Hospital Act established that hospitals had to have a minimum of 150 beds. A compulsory and detailed ‘enquiry procedure’ was also established, whereby cooperative interdependence was envisaged between the hospital boards (with administrative responsibilities) and medical councils (with professional responsibilities).

In practice, however, in most places the market never became very competitive, and local relationships ‘were more usually based on collaboration than competition’ (Harrison and McDonald, 2008, p. 92). Paradoxically, the internal market seems to have led to more central control, as the government intervened constantly to prevent competitive processes leading to hospital closures or other negative headlines. Furthermore, it represented a significant additional increment of managerial power vis-à-vis the doctors.

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