Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM007M: The New Public Management: Principles, Practice and Prospects

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Ahmed Badran (2011) The Regulatory Management of Privatised Public Utilities: A Network Perspective on the Regulatory Process in the Egyptian Telecommunications Market, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.


Bourgoyne, J. (2007) ‘Responsive, responsible and respected government: towards a New Public Administration Theory’, International Review of Administrative Sciences.


Bouckaert, G. and Halligan, J. (2008) Managing Performance: International Comparisons, Routledge.


Dorey, P. (2005) Policy Making in Britain; an introduction, Sage.


Dunleavy P. and Margetts, H. (2006) ‘New Public Management is Dead – Long Live Digital-Age Governance’, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.


Flyn, N. (2007) Public Sector Management, 5th edn, Sage.


Hartlet, J. et al (eds) (2008) Managing to Improve Public Services, CUP.


Hood, C. (1998) The Art of the State, OUP.


Massey, A. and Pyper, R. (2005) Public Management and Modernisation in Britain, Palgrave.


Pollitt, C. and Bouckaert, G. (2004) Public Management Reform: a comparative analysis, OUP.

Wilks, S. (2007) ‘Boardization and corporate governance in the UK’ Public Policy and Administration.


Wilks, S. (2008) ‘Board management of performance in British central government’, in KPMG, Holy Grail or Achievable Quest? International Perspectives on Public Sector Management, KPMG.