4th Edition

Public Management and Governance

Edited By Tony Bovaird, Elke Loeffler Copyright 2024
    434 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    434 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Public Management and Governance is the leading text in international public management and governance and an ideal introduction to all aspects of this field. It combines rigorous insight from pre-eminent scholars around the world with a clear structure and supportive, thoughtful, and intuitive pedagogy. This revised and updated fourth edition responds to the significant changes in the external environment, as well as the field itself. It includes six new chapters covering aspects of increasing importance:

    • Public management and governance developments in non-OECD countries
    • Risk and resilience
    • Innovation in public management and governance
    • Digital public management
    • Digital public governance
    • Behavioural approaches to public policy

    Throughout the new edition, there is a wealth of new content on emergent topics such as collaborative leadership, diversity and inclusion, complexity theory and evidence-informed policy. Each chapter is supplemented with discussion questions, group and individual exercises, case studies and recommendations on further reading; this edition also includes more international cases. This highly respected text is an essential resource for all students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in public management, public administration, government, and public policy as well as for policymakers and practitioners seeking an up-to-date guide to the field.


    Notes on contributors


    Part I From Public Management to Governance

    1. Understanding public management and governance
    2. Tony Bovaird and Elke Loeffler

    3. The changing context of public policy: local, national and international trends
      Tony Bovaird and Elke Loeffler
    4. The changing role of public spending
      Peter M. Jackson
    5. Public sector reforms across OECD countries
      Edwin Lau and Nick Manning
    6. Public management and governance developments in non-OECD countries
      George Larbi
    7. Behavioural approaches to public management and governance
    8. Janne Kalucza and Caroline Fischer

      Part II Public Management

    9. Strategic management and marketing in public service organizations
      Tony Bovaird
    10. Contracting and partnering for public services
      Carsten Greve and Andrew Erridge
    11. Conceptual revolutions in public financial management
      Jim Chan and M.A. Zhiming
    12. Human resource management in public service organisations
      Adrian Ritz and Eva Knies
    13. Public services and management in the digital age
      Veiko Lember and Joep Crompvoets
    14. Performance measurement and management in public sector organizations
      Geert Bouckaert and Wouter van Dooren
    15. Process and quality management in public service organizations
      Kuno Schedler and Utz Helmuth
    16. Regulatory inspection and public audit
      Slobodan Tomic

      Part III Public Governance

    18. Public governance for public value
      Elke Loeffler
    19. Partnership working across public and private sectors
      Tony Bovaird and Erik-Hans Klijn
    20. Management at ‘arm’s length’: executive agencies and public bodies
      Sandra van Thiel
    21. Managing ‘wicked problems’ through complex adaptive governance networks
      Chris Koliba and Joop Koppenjan
    22. Innovation in public governance and management
    23. Jacob Torfing

    24. E-governance: concept, practice and ethics
      Arman Behrooz and Albert Meijer
    25. Understanding public leadership
      Jean Hartley
    26. Citizen engagement
      Elke Loeffler and Steve Martin
    27. Co-production of public services and outcomes
      Elke Loeffler
    28. Managing risk and resilience in the public domain
    29. Tony Bovaird and Elke Loeffler

    30. Transparency in government
      Alisdair Roberts
    31. Changing equalities: politics, policies and practice
      Rachel Ashworth
    32. Ethical considerations in the public sector: What is acceptable behaviour?
      Howard Davis, Suzanne Piotrowski and Lois Warner
    33. Evidence-informed policy and practice
      Annette Boaz and Sandra Nutley
    34. Part IV … and finally

    35. Public management and governance: the future?
      Tony Bovaird and Elke Loeffler




    Tony Bovaird is Emeritus Professor of Public Management and Policy at the University of Birmingham and Chief Executive of Governance International. He has published widely in strategic management, public policy evaluation, and public services management.

    Elke Loeffler is Senior Lecturer and Director of Strategic Partnerships (CPRL) at the Open University and Director of Governance International. She has published widely in public governance, quality management in the public sector and user and community co-production of public services.