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Bringing the Politics back in: Public Value in Westminster Parliamentary Government

Rhodes, Roderick; Wanna, John


We challenge the usefulness of the 'public value' approach in Westminster systems with their dominant hierarchies of control, strong roles for ministers, and tight authorizing regimes underpinned by disciplined two-party systems. We identify two key confusions: about public value as theory, and in defining who are 'public managers'. We identify five linked core assumptions in public value: the benign view of large-scale organizations; the primacy of management; the relevance of private sector...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2009.01763.x


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