New PDF release: Managing the New Public Services

By David Farnham, Sylvia Horton

ISBN-10: 0333664353

ISBN-13: 9780333664353

ISBN-10: 1349247235

ISBN-13: 9781349247233

Handling the recent Public prone evaluates managerial alterations in British public providers when you consider that 1979 concentrating on the 'New Public administration' and its intent and practices. The authors examine the political origins of public carrier switch and its effect at the key managerial features, on service-users and on employees. the second one version has been completely revised and up-to-date all through. a number of chapters were thoroughly rewritten and new chapters were extra on advertising and knowledge and Communications.

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Professional accountability is particularly pertinent to the public sector, since many public organisations are dominated by professionals workers such as doctors, nurses and teachers. Professionals seek not only to control 36 Private and Public Organisations entry to their occupations but also to determine their own methods of work and police their members. They claim professional autonomy, clinical freedom or academic freedom. It has been argued that they are not accountable to either their clients or their managers and the politicians responsible for the policies they carry out.

On taking office in 1979, government committed itself to making defence the first charge on public resources. 'By 1985-6 the defence budget was one-fifth higher in real terms than in 1978-9. Britain was spending more on defence in absolute per capita terms than any other NATO power except the United States (USA)' (Carr, 1990, p. 239). This policy was reviewed in the 1990s, with the ending of the 'Cold War' and collapse of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe. This coincided with a change of leadership in the Conservative Party, under John Major, and a greater focus on Britain's role in the European Union.

Britain's relationship with the European Community and, after 1991, the European Union was more ambivalent, with Conservative governments resisting all attempts to suppress the nation state and British political sovereignty. Thus the 'scale and form of international problems . . reinforced the tendency to conservatism in foreign affairs' (Carr, 1994). Popular Capitalism The third set of tactical measures used by successive Conservative governments was linked to the goal of popular capitalism. Popular capitalism is 'the term applied to a variety of policies aimed at widening property ownership and consumer choice' (Gamble, 1988, p.

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