This is the first text to combine developments in the management of Scottish local government and the NHS in Scotland. An ideal source of information for practitioners and students alike, it deals with essential background information, considers a range of current issues in more depth and looks at the future structural changes and their implications.
The author considers the ways in which local government and the NHS have responded to the New Public Management agenda in the post-devolution period by focusing on key areas of managerial activity.
This book provides an excellent analysis of new public management practice and should be required reading for all those with an interest in Scottish public administration.
Understanding the New Public Management of Scotland Local Government and NHS Scotland: Mandates and Purposes Decision Making, Functions and Services Democracy Governance and Accountability Finance and Best Value Management and Strategy Partnership Working A Dynamic Public Management Performance Measurement and Management Scottish Local Government and NHS Scotland: Retrospect and Prospect