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Not what it said on the tin? Reflections on three decades of UK public management reform

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Despite decades of research, we still need more long‐term evidence of the effects of New Public Management (NPM) and accompanying changes in government over a generation. Looking at UK experience, a key case in NPM and digital‐age developments, this paper evaluates administrative data to show what happened to indicators of fairness and consistency and of prudent management through limitation of running costs in public administration over three decades. The analysis shows that running costs ro...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/faam.12095

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Economics
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Financial Accountability and Management Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
4
Pages:
409-428
Publication date:
2016-10-03
Acceptance date:
2015-12-16
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EISSN:
1468-0408
ISSN:
0267-4424
URN:
uuid:94fa692f-70f6-4522-9a83-c77afed9bc00
Source identifiers:
597490
Local pid:
pubs:597490

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