New public management is a topical phrase to describe how management techniques from the private sector are now being applied to public services. This book provides a completely up-to-date overview of the main theoretical models of public sector management, and examines the key changes that have occurred as more and more public services are contracted out to private organisations, as the public sector itself grapples with 'internal markets'. Drawing on economics, organisational theory and poliltics, Jan-Erik Lane presents new public management from an analytical perspective. This book uses game theory and empirical studies in order to assess the pros and cons of new public management.

chapter |16 pages

Introduction: the challenge of 2000

part |2 pages

PART I Where we stand

part |2 pages

PART II From where we come

chapter 3|17 pages

The bureau: too much X-inefficiency

chapter 4|17 pages

The public enterprise: not socially useful

chapter 6|16 pages

Welfare states or welfare societies?

part |2 pages

PART III Where we are heading