Public management in the postmodern era: challenges and prospects

John Fenwick, Janice McMillan

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Challenging the traditional orthodoxies of public management, this timely and comprehensive book adopts a lively and critical approach to key questions of public policy and management. With state-of-the-art contributions from leading international scholars, Public Management in the Postmodern Era explores a public sector that has moved irreversibly beyond the familiar territory of New Public Management and the exhausted tenets of modernization. Within a global environment where the old explanations and solutions have failed, the book advances a postmodern analysis. It argues strongly its original case that postmodern perspectives are of immediate relevance to issues of practice as well as to enduring problems of theory. The ambitious remit of the book will be of direct value to practitioners, scholars, academic researchers and students in politics, public policy and public management.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9781847209788
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

Publication series

NameNew Horizons in Public Policy
PublisherEdward Elgar


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