Modernising Governance: New Labour, Policy and Society

Modernising Governance: New Labour, Policy and Society

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“Janet Newman's ‘Modernizing Governance’ provides a comprehensive and thorough critique of contemporary public sector reforms. The book combines an impressive synthesis of theoretical perspectives with a deep understanding of the practice of public policy making and management. The contradictions within a shift to governance are clearly highlighted, and the notion of a third way is carefully deconstructed. This book is an important contribution to the literature, and will provide stimulating reading for academic researchers and students” — George Boyne, Professor of Public Sector Management, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. ‘The tale of Tony Blair and “government” is a complicated one which Janet Newman tells with insight and academic rigour. It deserves wide readership; it ought to pique the interest of all those concerned with the ...

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