Public management 1996: once more unto the breach

Prasser, Scott (1997) Public management 1996: once more unto the breach. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 56 (1). pp. 110-118. ISSN 0313-6647


Reviewing public administration in Australia was
once akin to watching glaciers - you knew there was movement and something was happening beneath the surface, but detection required patient observation over a long period of time. This is no longer the case. Since the 1980s,
administrative change, too easily labelled 'reform' by its proponents and apologists, has become the order of the day. Governments, state and federal, of all political persuasions are involved. Even local government, once the backwater of public administration, has been touched. Instigating administrative change is something that 'good'
governments (and public sector managers) are supposed to do.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 04:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: change management; government reform; public service reform; Australian politics
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160509 Public Administration
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis

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