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Testing the Discourse of Declining Policy Capacity: Rail Policy and the Department of Transport

Edwards, Lindy


It has been observed that countries that implemented new public management (NPM) reforms are currently witnessing growing complaints about a decline in the policy capacity of their public services. Australia is a part of this trend with public sector leaders increasingly voicing concern about policy capacity decline within the Australian Public Service (APS). This article sets out to examine whether there is an empirical basis for this discourse and to assess allegations that NPM reforms have...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2009.00640.x


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