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Performance Information in the Public Sector: How It Is Used (Governance and Public Management)

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Combining practical experience with academic analysis, this book explores the social and organizational dynamics of performance indicators. It moves beyond the technicalities of measurement and indicators and looks at how performance information is changing the public sector.

About the Author

WOUTER VAN DOOREN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Research Fellow at the Public Management Institute of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

STEVEN VAN DE WALLE is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Using Public Sector Performance Information; S.Van de Walle &W.Van Dooren

PART I: BUREAUCRACY

Nothing New Under the Sun? Change and Continuity in the 20th Century Performance Movements; W.Van Dooren

Advocacy and Learning: An Interactive-Dialogue Approach to Performance Information Use; D.Moynihan

Performance Information and Performance Steering: Integrated System or Loose Coupling?; P.Lægreid, P.G.Roness &K.Rubecksen

Performance Measurement beyond Instrumental Use; P.de Lancer Julnes

Comparing Performance across Public Sectors; G.Bouckaert &J.Halligan

Hitting the Target and Missing the Point? Developing an Understanding of Organizational Gaming; Z.Radnor

Performance Management Systems: Providing Accountability and Challenging Collaboration; K.G.Denhardt &M.P.Aristigueta

PART II: POLITICS AND SOCIETY

Determinants of Performance Information Utilization in Political Decision Making; J.Askim

UK Parliamentary Scrutiny of Public Service Agreements: A Challenge too Far?; C.Johnson &C.Talbot

Performance Information and Educational Policy Making; Å.Johnsen

Rational, Political and Cultural Uses of Performance Monitors: The Case of the Dutch Urban Policy; D.de Kool

Reporting Public Performance Information: The Promise and Challenges of Citizen Involvement; A.T-K.Ho

Publishing Performance Information: An Illusion of Control?; S.Van de Walle &A.Roberts

Epilogue: The Many Faces of Use; H.Hatry

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230309128
Author:
Van Dooren, Wouter
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Woute
Author:
Dooren, Wouter Van
Author:
r Van Dooren
Author:
Van, Wouter
Author:
Steven Van de Walle
Author:
Van De Walle, Steven
Author:
Van, Steven
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
Civics & Citizenship
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
American Government/State
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b/w tables, 4 figures
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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» History and Social Science » Politics » General
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» History and Social Science » World History » General

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