Tag Archives: Public management

Why did we do that?

August 7, 2017

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Part 2 of the 3 part series where Lasse Gerrits discusses the ins and outs of collective decision making.

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Black boxes of collective decision-making

July 27, 2017

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Taking decisions for the future

In this 3 part series Lasse Gerrits discusses the ins and outs of collective decision making.

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Public or Private Goods? Redefining the Res Publica

April 27, 2017

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iStock-514314934-newspaperMany tasks that have previously been provided by the public sector have become private in the last thirty years in Europe and abroad. What have been the arguments for shifting from the public to the private? And what have been the outcomes? Brigitte Unger explores the issue. […]

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The Importance of Boring Old Public Management

May 26, 2016

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public-mgt-blog-picChristopher Pollitt explains.

The mass media are full of political theatre but usually say little about the management and administration of public programmes. Management may get attention when something goes wrong (‘Accident and Emergency departments in crisis!’; ‘Passport office chaos!’) but most of the time administrative issues are seemingly too boring to attract much journalistic attention.

This lack of interest in managerial issues is often echoed among politicians themselves. They are busy feeding the 24/7 news cycle with stories of personalities, innovations, transformations, disasters, plots and crises. Organising things is not their forté – most politicians have little experience of running large, complex organisations, and in career terms they have little to gain from investing much time in learning how to do so.

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