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Public Management: Thinking and Acting in Three Dimensions (Paperback)
  • Public Management: Thinking and Acting in Three Dimensions (Paperback)

Public Management: Thinking and Acting in Three Dimensions (Paperback)

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In Public Management: Thinking and Acting in Three Dimensions, authors Carolyn J. Hill and Laurence E. Lynn, Jr. argue that one-size-fits-all approaches to public management are inadequate for dealing with the complexity that public managers face in practice. The authors develop an analytic approach to public management analysis which clarifies the inner workings of America's constitutional scheme of governance by viewing them through the three lenses of structure, culture, and craft. This approach is operationalized by a model deliberative process. Rich with vivid, of-the-moment examples of managerial situations as well as noteworthy scholarship, Public Management underlines the challenges and art of balancing structure, culture, and craft. It educates readers to be informed citizens and prepares students to participate as professionals in the world of public management.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781483344324
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 872 g
Dimensions: 231 x 190 x 28 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


"Carolyn Hill and Larry Lynn skillfully tackle the complexities and inherent tensions of managing in the public sector. Using organizational expressions of structure and culture and employing tools to master the craft of management, the authors create a cogent, integrated, and lucid narrative on the state of public management. They successfully blend the power of the rule of law, the role of historical precedent, the influence of research and theory, and the experience of practice to discuss the basic tenets of public management and successful approaches to its practice. This book is a winner for those of us who teach, practice and study public management."

-- Angela Evans

"Hill and Lynn's Public Management: Thinking and Acting in Three Dimensions is a highly relevant and sophisticated analytical framework shaped by theory, grounded in evidence, and directed at strengthening performance of public organizations. This book focuses on effective public management by bridging the gap between policy design and implementation."

-- David M. Van Slyke, Ph.D.

"I have used Public Management: Thinking and Acting in Three Dimensions as the primary textbook for my Introduction to Public Management class since it was first released, and will be delighted to use this new edition. Hill and Lynn are unique in integrating relevant social science with accessible case studies to engage in discussions of public values, while offering students memorable and useful analytical frames to address public sector challenges. A strength of the first edition is the strong reliance on contemporary examples and research, and the new edition reestablishes this text as the best in the field."

-- Donald Moynihan

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