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The Resource Public service efficiency : reframing the debate, Rhys Andrews and Tom Entwistle

Public service efficiency : reframing the debate, Rhys Andrews and Tom Entwistle

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Public service efficiency : reframing the debate
Title
Public service efficiency
Title remainder
reframing the debate
Statement of responsibility
Rhys Andrews and Tom Entwistle
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The current economic and political climate places ever greater pressure on public organizations to deliver services in a cost-efficient way. Focused on the costs of service delivery, governments across the world have introduced a series of business like practices {u2013} from performance management to public-private partnership {u2013} in the belief that these will increase the efficiency of their public services. However, both the debate about public service efficiency and the policies and practices introduced to advance it, have developed without a coherent account of what efficiency means in this context and how it should be realized. The predominance of a rather narrow definition of the term {u2013} very often focused on the ratio of inputs to outputs {u2013} has tended to polarise opinion either for or against efficiency agenda. Yet public service efficiency, more broadly conceived, is an inescapable fact of the public manager{u2019}s task environment; indeed in the past, the notion of efficiency was central to the emergence of the field of public administration. This book will recover public service efficiency from the relatively narrow terms of recent debates by examining theories and evidence relating to technical, allocative, distributive and dynamic efficiencies. In exploring the relationship between efficiency and democracy, this book will move current debates in public administration forward by reflecting on the trade-offs between the different dimensions of efficiency that public organizations confront. --Provided by publisher
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Andrews, Rhys
Dewey number
352.6/6
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1601
LC item number
.A683 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Entwistle, Tom
Series statement
Routledge critical studies in public management
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil service
  • Civil service
Label
Public service efficiency : reframing the debate, Rhys Andrews and Tom Entwistle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-145) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- What is public service efficiency? -- Technical efficiency -- Allocative efficiency -- Distributive efficiency -- Dynamic efficiency -- Managing for efficiency in a democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
802325797
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780415501347
Lccn
2013021039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)802325797
Label
Public service efficiency : reframing the debate, Rhys Andrews and Tom Entwistle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-145) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- What is public service efficiency? -- Technical efficiency -- Allocative efficiency -- Distributive efficiency -- Dynamic efficiency -- Managing for efficiency in a democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
802325797
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780415501347
Lccn
2013021039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)802325797

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