The future of the discipline: trends in public sector management

Karen Miller

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Abstract

The chapter provides a review of the debates about the discipline of public administration and public management as art, craft, and science. Thus, the chapter includes a conceptualization of public administration and a discussion of public administration and public management research, scholarship, and practice. The review of the discipline includes a historical perspective and contemporary debates of public administration, new public management (NPM), public sector management, and governance in order to discuss the future trajectories and trends of the discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging and Potential Trends in Public Management An Age of Austerity
EditorsJ. Liddle, J. Diamond
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Pages1-24
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780857249982
ISBN (Print)9780857249975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • public sector
  • management
  • public administration

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    Miller, K. (2012). The future of the discipline: trends in public sector management. In J. Liddle, & J. Diamond (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management: Emerging and Potential Trends in Public Management An Age of Austerity (pp. 1-24). Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2045-7944(2012)0000001004