John Connolly, Arno Van Der Zwet

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This introductory chapter identifies the main themes, issues and debates that the edited book will engage with regards to governance reform in Britain. The introduction highlights the evaluative endeavour of the book, which is to address whether we have witnessed a paradigmatic shift from NPM to public value management (PVM) in the context of British governance. This requires examination of the extent to which such conceptual development is evident in the context of public sector reform in Britain and whether there is evidence of reform agendas, leadership cultures and political narratives which emphasise ‘public value’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Value Management, Governance and Reform in Britain
EditorsJohn Connolly, Arno van der Zwet
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030555863
ISBN (Print)9783030555856
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • governance reform
  • evaluative endeavour
  • public value
  • Britain
  • public policy
  • paradigmatic shift
  • public value management
  • leadership cultures
  • British governance
  • public sector reform


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