Search for dissertations about: "public management reform"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 21 swedish dissertations containing the words public management reform.

  1. 1. Icons of New Public Management : four studies on competition, contracts and control

    Author : Roland M Almqvist; Ernst Jonsson; Björn Brorström; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; competition; decentralization; management by contract; management control system; mechanisms of change; new public management; organizational reform; threat of competition; transformation; Business studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Public organizations have undergone major changes over the past few decades. The umbrella term used to characterize these changes in the style of public administration is ‘New Public Management’ (NPM). READ MORE

  2. 2. Manager and civil servant : exploring actors' taken-for-granted assumptions in public administration

    Author : Tom S. Karlsson; Karin Jonnergård; Gert Paulsson; Jonas Gerdin; Tom Karlsson; Lund University; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Public Sector Reforms; Management; Civil Service; Taken-for-granted assumptions; Institutional Theory; Structuration Theory; Business administration; Företagsekonomi; Public Sector Reform; Taken-for-granted Assumptions;

    Abstract : Manager and Civil Servant is an exploration of actors' taken-for-granted assumptions that govern perceptions concerning how public administration should be undertaken within contemporary welfare states. It is argued that more than 30 years of continuous reforms directed towards public administration have caused dilemmas to arise. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Governance Gap : Central–local steering & mental health reform in Britain and Sweden

    Author : Wendy Katherine Maycraft Kall; Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg; Paula Blomqvist; B. Guy Peters; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; mental health; public management reform; governance; hard and soft governance; policy steering instruments; administrative traditions; institutional legacies; professions; social work; policy framing; municipal government; care ideology; medical model; disability; risk; welfare policy; Britain; Sweden.; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Why do governments choose certain types of governance strategies to steer the lower level agencies such as municipalities, health services and other welfare agencies? This is a problem facing many governments in the era of public management reforms, where policies are decided at national level while service responsibilities are decentralised and implemented by lower levels. Thus the main mechanism for governments to influence the implementation of these national reforms is through its choice of strategies and instruments to fill the governance gap between national policy-making and local government. READ MORE

  4. 4. Steering health and social care through quasi-markets

    Author : David Isaksson; Ulrika Winblad; Paula Blomqvist; Anders Anell; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; patient choice; contracting; equity; health policy; public procurement; quasi-markets; Hälso- och sjukvårdsforskning; Health Care Research;

    Abstract : Municipalities and county councils try a multitude of different strategies when they design and steer health and social care markets to ensure that goals such as quality and equity are met. Depending on the strategies used, different problems arise. READ MORE

  5. 5. Narratives of governing : rationalization, responsibility and resistance in social work

    Author : Marcus Lauri; Chris Hudson; Linda Berg; Diana Mulinari; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Welfare; Welfare state; neoliberalism; neoliberal; neo-liberal; neo-liberalism; new public management; NPM; new managerialism; managerialism; public management reform; social work; social services; profession; professional; EBP; evidence-based practice; evidence; knowledge production; paperwork; administration; performance; audit; discipline; sovereign power; self-governing; power; power knowledge; motivational interviewing; MI; individualism; individual responsibility; political; the political; de-politicized; de-politicization; governing; governmentality; governance; gender; feminism; feminist theory; Foucault; Marx; capitalism; standardization; flexibility; budget governing; care; care-work; ethos of care; solidarity; empathy; loyalty; division of labor; proceduralization; instrumentalization; mechanization; manual based; digital; template; templates; de-professionalization; proletarization; proletarianization; Taylorization; transition; transformation; rationalization; rationality; rational; emotions; emotional; affect; alienation; detachment; distance; resistance; counter conduct; Sweden; Swedish model; rhizome; rhizomatic; nomadic; narrative; narratives; discourse; critique; interviews; Välfärd; välfärdsstat; välfärfärdsstaten; nyliberal; nyliberalism; new public management; socialt arbete; socialtjänsten; socialarbetare; svenska modellen; styrning; styrningsmentalitet; kön; genus; EBP; evidensbaserad praktik; evidens; kunskapsproduktion; makt kunskap; administration; pappersarbete; granskning; kontroll; disciplin; självstyrning; motiverande samtal; individualism; individualisering; ansvar; individuellt ansvar; flexibilitet; politik; det politiska; avpolitisering; avprofessionalisering; profession; professioner; professionell; förfrämligande; Sverige; Foucault; Marx; feminism; feministisk teori; kapitalism proletarisering; taylorisering; standardisering; manualbaserad; rationalisering; rationell; emotioner; känslor; avstånd; likgiltighet; narrativ; diskurs; kritik; intervju; intervjuer; kapitalism; den svenska modellen; förändring; transformering; motstånd; mot-makt;

    Abstract : For many years, Sweden has had a reputation for having a comprehensive and women friendly welfare state. However, as in many other European countries during the past few decades, the organization and governing of welfare has undergone profound changes. READ MORE