The Public Management and Leadership Series
Zeger van der Wal
Public management and public leadership have increasingly emerged as authoritative subfields within the broader study and practice of governance, public administration and public policy.
Around them have developed important new strands of research, debate, education and professional formation, fuelled by reforms and initiatives across the globe to ‘modernize’, ‘reform’, ‘innovate’, ‘de-bureaucratize’ and ‘professionalize’ existing institutions and practices.
The Public Management and Leadership series aims to provide a set of key texts to meet the changing needs of the growing range of graduate and executive courses at Public Policy Schools, Civil Service Colleges, and professional Training Institutions, as well as concise and accessible readings for busy practitioners. Books in the series will address the essential topics of leadership and management, collaboration, innovation and modernization, as well as specific and timely areas of interest, such as information technology and data, networks and partnerships, political-administrative relations, diversity, and ethics management.
Genuinely international in scope and conception; accessible in style and presentation; and drawing on empirical information and illustrations such as case examples and insights into best practices from a wide variety of jurisdictions and policy sectors, each title offers an authoritative review of the state of theory and practice, identifies key challenges and the most promising tools, strategies, and practices to tackle them.