Skip to Content

Book Series

Routledge Masters in Public Management

Series Editor: Stephen P. Osborne

Routledge Masters in Public Management is a series of original texts which offers students and practitioners a concise, coordinated and comprehensive learning resource.

The series benefits from a coordinated format, including the use of such pedagogical features as learning points, text boxes, annotated further reading and questions for further discussion. Each volume in the series stands in its own right as a textbook which is essential reading for a particular module in a public management degree scheme. Taken together, the series offers an integrated and up-to-date collection of core textbooks and supplementary reading that can provide the backbone of any student’s study of public management – whether based upon an MBA or MPA programme, a stand-alone course or through a period of individual study. Taking an expert look at an increasingly important and complex discipline, this is a groundbreaking series.

The resources represented in this series go beyond the “toolkit” or “recipe” format which does not reflect the way working in the public sector actually happens. Rather, the series encourages the reader to develop the core managerial skills and critical thinking required to excel in this discipline.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 15 results in Routledge Masters in Public Management
  1. Performance Management in the Public Sector

    2nd Edition

    By Wouter Van Dooren, Geert Bouckaert, John Halligan

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    In times of rising expectations and decreasing resources for the public sector, performance management is high on the agenda. Increasingly, the value of the performance management systems themselves is under scrutiny, with more attention being paid to the effectiveness of performance management in...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Strategic Management in the Public Sector

    By Paul Joyce

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    Strategic management is widely seen as essential to the public services, leading to better performance and better outcomes for the public. In fact, the private sector idea of strategic management has become so powerful in the public sector that politicians and policy makers have begun to talk about...

    Published January 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Risk and Crisis Management in the Public Sector

    2nd Edition

    By Lynn T Drennan, Allan McConnell, Alastair Stark

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    Every decision that is made by managers and policy-makers in a public sector organization requires an evaluation and a judgement of the risks involved. This vital requirement has been recognised in the growth of risk management. However, risks can never be fully prevented, which means that public...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector

    2nd Edition

    By Gary Bandy

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    The impact of the global financial crisis on government funds has been significant, with squeezed budgets having to satisfy ever-increasing demands for public services. Managers working in the public sector are confronted daily with targets and demands that are often set in confusing accounting and...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management

    An Introduction

    By Sandra van Thiel

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    Research in public administration and public management has distinctive features that influence the choices and application of research methods. Periods of change and upheaval in the public sector provide ample opportunities and cases for research, but the standard methodologies for researching in...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Making and Managing Public Policy

    By Karen Johnston Miller, Duncan McTavish

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    Understanding how public policy is made and managed is a key component in studying the disciplines of public management and administration. Such are the complexities associated with this topic, a deeper understanding is vital to ensure that practising public managers excel in their roles. This...

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Ethics and Management in the Public Sector

    By Alan Lawton, Julie Rayner, Karin Lasthuizen

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    Grappling with ethical issues is a daily challenge for those working in organizations that deliver public services. Such services are delivered through an often bewildering range of agencies and amidst this constant change, there are fears that a public service ethos, a tradition of working in the...

    Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Managing Local Governments

    Designing Management Control Systems that Deliver Value

    By Emanuele Padovani, David W. Young

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    Local Government is an area where management skills are tested to the extreme. With political considerations evident both locally and nationally, managing resources can be complex and subject to change. This book introduces new concepts and new ways of doing business that can greatly enhance the...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Marketing Management and Communications in the Public Sector

    By Martial Pasquier, Jean-Patrick Villeneuve

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    The fields of marketing and communication have become increasingly important for modern public administrations in recent years but the focus on these subjects has been geared mainly towards the generation of outputs, leaving somewhat behind the analysis and deeper reflections on the impact they...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Strategic Leadership in the Public Services

    By Paul Joyce

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    In turbulent times, strategic leadership of public services becomes ever more important. Strategic leaders are steering their organizations into a new relationship with the public, often in conditions of intensified competition between public services providers and thus the quality of leadership...

    Published November 4th 2011 by Routledge