Providing students and practitioners a series of concise and coordinated learning resources, this series offers an integrated and up-to-date collection of applied textbooks across public management and administration.
Books in the series go beyond the "toolkit" or "recipe" format, instead encouraging readers to develop the core managerial skills and critical thinking required to excel in the field.
Strategic Leadership in the Public Sector
Performance Management in the Public Sector
Strategic Management in the Public Sector
Risk and Crisis Management in the Public Sector
By Gary Bandy
March 14, 2023
The importance of public financial management for the health and wellbeing of citizens became dramatically apparent as governments sought to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Now, governments and other public sector organizations face the challenge of recovering from the pandemic whilst ...
By Sandra van Thiel
August 30, 2021
Research in Public Administration and Public Management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. The standard methodologies for researching from the social sciences can be difficult to follow in the complex world of the public sector. In a dynamic ...
By Miriam Lips
July 30, 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 ...
By Martial Pasquier, Jean-Patrick Villeneuve
August 24, 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 ...
By Paul Joyce
August 29, 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...
By Wouter Van Dooren, Geert Bouckaert, John Halligan
February 13, 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 ...
By Paul Joyce
February 05, 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...
By Lynn T. Drennan, Allan McConnell, Alastair Stark, Lynn T Drennan
December 17, 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 ...
By Karen Johnston Miller, Duncan McTavish
September 25, 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 ...
By Emanuele Padovani, David W. Young
February 10, 2012
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 ...
By Alan Lawton, Julie Rayner, Karin Lasthuizen
January 31, 2013
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 ...
By Kerry Brown, Stephen Osborne
July 12, 2005
The context and environment of public services is becoming increasingly complex and the management of change and innovation is now a core task for the successful public manager. This text aims to provide its readers with the skills necessary to understand, manage and sustain ...