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Macmillan Higher Education

Re-imagining Government

Public Leadership and Management in Challenging Times

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Palgrave

Pages: 256
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Paperback - 9780230314429

15 July 2011

$49.99

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Ebook - 9780230364288

03 June 2011

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Hardcover - 9780230314412

15 August 2011

$129.00

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In an age of austerity, public leaders and managers face a range of external challenges - fiscal, social and political. Combining theoretical insight, empirical commentary and practical experience, this book examines how...

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In an age of austerity, public leaders and managers face a range of external challenges - fiscal, social and political. Combining theoretical insight, empirical commentary and practical experience, this book examines how democratic political systems work and how public decisions are made - and how they could be made better.

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  • Written by a successful public management practitioner 
  • Includes international case studies 
  • Links theory with practice in politics, public policy and public management

Introduction
If Men Were Angels: Why We Need to Re-Imagine and Renew Government
Jumping to Conclusions: Public Interest, Public Value, Public Reason
Finding Common Cause: Cooperation, Community and the Commons
Deciding in a Democracy: Revealing Public Preferences and Balancing Biases 
The Geography of Governing: the Plurality of People, the Uniqueness of Places
Results-Driven Government: Leading and Managing for Public Purpose
Risky Business: Dealing with Dangers, Hazards and Harms
The Crunch and the Big Squeeze: From Private Recession to Public Retrenchment
Better, Quicker, Cheaper: How to Reduce the Cost of Government
Conclusion.
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BARRY QUIRK is one of the UK's most successful public managers, as well as being a public policy and management academic. He is a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and an Associate at the Independent Institute for Government. He has worked in UK local government for over 30 years, more than half of them as a chief executive.

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BARRY QUIRK is one of the UK's most successful public managers, as well as being a public policy and management academic. He is a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and an Associate at the Independent Institute for Government. He has worked in UK local government for over 30 years, more than half of them as a chief executive.

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