Public Governance and Leadership

Political and Managerial Problems in Making Public Governance Changes the Driver for Re-Constituting Leadership

  • Rainer Koch
  • John Dixon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rainer Koch, John Dixon
      Pages 3-7
  3. Conceptual Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
  4. Changes in Public Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. John Dixon, Alan Sanderson, Smita Tripathi
      Pages 43-66
    3. Wolfgang H. Lorig
      Pages 67-94
    4. R. A. W. Rhodes
      Pages 95-116
    5. Rüdiger Klimecki
      Pages 151-171
  5. Changes in Politico-administrative Leadership

  6. Changes in Organisational Leadership

  7. Changes in Individual Leadership

  8. Implementation

About this book


Globalisation-driven demands to increase efficiency and effectiveness require nearly all OECD member states to strategically modernise their management of state and administration.

In this book, internationally renowned scholars and practitioners elaborate on political as well as managerial questions, as how to make overriding Public Governance changes the ’guiding model’ for a now needed stronger strategic approach. More specifically, their focus is on how moves towards a re-positioning as an enabling authority are to be made drivers for adapting management systems across all levels. In accordance with present developments, the authors explain how changes in the overall governance structure have to be used to adapt leadership practices in a more output-oriented or even entrepreneurial fashion. Overall, the underlying idea is to provide some further basics for a public sector type of a design-oriented management science.


Effizienz Modernisierung Public Management Public Sector Verwaltung public governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Koch
    • 1
  • John Dixon
    • 2
  1. 1.Helmut-Schmidt-UniversityHamburgGermany
  2. 2.University of PlymouthPlymouthUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2007
  • Publisher Name DUV
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-0176-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8350-9100-9
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