Why is this important? There has been a global revolution in public administration since the 1970s. Some elements of this are good, others not so.
I have been pursuing some of these issues on my personal blog, drawing both on my own experience and work done by others within Ndarala. The views expressed are personal and to a degree partisan in that my interpretation is influenced by my own views and experiences. However, they may be of interest in explaining change.
The key posts are:
- Changes in Public Administration - Notes. This post looks at the decline of the welfare state and the rise of alternative views.
- Publish or Perish - where did the this phrase come from? This post look at the rise of citation indexes as an example of the interest in measurement that forms a key element of modern approaches.
- Changes in Public Administration - the New Zealand Model. This post looks at the approach adopted in New Zealand as an example of modern approaches.
- NSW Ten Year Plan - praiseworthy but flawed reviews a current example of planning approaches.