The New Public Management

Lessons from Innovating Governors and Mayors

  • Paul J. Andrisani
  • Simon Hakim
  • E. S. Savas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xi-xvi
    2. Paul J. Andrisani, Simon Hakim, E. S. Savas
      Pages 1-15
  3. Lessons from Innovating Governors

  4. Lessons from Innovating Mayors

About this book


This volume brings together the innovative ideas of 21 of America's leading governors and mayors expressed in their own words. The book features contributions carefully collected and selected over several years, including chapters by former Governors George Bush of Texas and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin and Mayors Giuliani and Daley of New York and Chicago respectively.
The editors have cast these varied contributions within the framework of "the New Public Management", whose main elements are: (1) reverting to core functions; (2) devolving authority and decentralizing; (3) "rightsizing", or limiting the size and scope of government; (4) restoring civil society; (5) adopting market principles; (6) managing for results, satisfying citizens, and holding government accountable; (7) empowering employees, citizens, and communities; and (8) introducing e-government and modern technology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. Andrisani
    • 1
  • Simon Hakim
    • 1
  • E. S. Savas
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Competitive Government Richard J. Fox School of Business and ManagementTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government School of Public AffairsBaruch College City University of New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7121-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1109-0
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