International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 11 Issue 6


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Community identity in the twenty‐first century A postmodernist evaluation of local government structure

Neil J. Barnett

A key concern in debates about local government structure has centred around the competing claims for democracy, usually seen to require small units based on recognised…


Convergence and transfer: a review of the globalisation of new public management

Richard K. Common

There is much talk about a new global paradigm in public administration. However, many claims surrounding the existence of this new paradigm remain largely…


The impact of a market system on the public sector: a study of organizational change in the NHS

Mohamad Salauroo, Bernard Burnes

The research on which this article is based has been carried out over a period of five years (1992‐1997). It focuses on the management of change in the National Health…


Integrated local service systems

Chris Bacon

Computer systems can support the delivery of services to many separate organizations and the provision of direct critizen access to local services. Discusses the options…


Managing strategy in local government

Les Worrall, Chris Collinge, Tony Bill

Explains the process of strategic management based on the existing literature and fits these concepts within the domain of local government. Develops a tentative model of…


Empowerment in an executive agency? A grass‐roots assessment of strategic intent

Christopher Mabey, Denise Skinner

Empowerment has been described as providing local management with a clear framework within which to manage, with the maximum devolution of responsibility and with the…

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