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Public Governance Paradigms

Competing and Co-Existing

Jacob Torfing, Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Carsten Greve and Kurt K. Klausen

This enlightening book scrutinizes the shifting governance paradigms that inform public administration reforms. From the rise to supremacy of New Public Management to new the growing preference for alternatives, four world-renowned authors launch a powerful and systematic comparison of the competing and co-existing paradigms, explaining the core features of public bureaucracy and professional rule in the modern day.
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Jacob Torfing, Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Carsten Greve and Kurt K. Klausen

Jacob Torfing is MA, PhD and Professor in Politics and Institutions at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark and Professor at Nord University in Norway. He is Director of the Roskilde School of Governance at Roskilde University. His research interests include public sector reforms, public management, political leadership, collaborative innovation and co-creation. He has published several books and scores of articles on these topics. His latest single-authored monograph is Collaborative Innovation in the Public Sector, which was published by Georgetown University Press in 2016.

Lotte Bøgh Andersen is MA, PhD and Professor in Public Management and Leadership at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. She is director of the Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership. Her research interests include leadership and performance in public and private organizations, employee motivation and leadership development. She has published numerous articles in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Public Management Review, International Public Management Journal and other publications.

Carsten Greve is MA, PhD and Professor in Public Management and Governance at the Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School. He is co-director of the Center for Public Organization, Value and Innovation at the Department of Organization. His main research interests are public management reform and public-private partnerships. He recently published The Logic of Public–Private Partnerships: The Enduring Interdependency between Politics and Markets (co-author Graeme Hodge) with Edward Elgar in 2019.

Kurt Klaudi Klausen is MA and PhD in History and Organizational Theory and Professor in Public Management at the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark. His research interests include public management reform, strategic management and local government studies. He has published extensively in these areas. He recently published the article ‘Still the Century of Government?’ in Public Management Review, 2014.