Authored by: Martin Marcussen

The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management

Print publication date:  December  2010
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754678069
eBook ISBN: 9781315613321
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042372


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The role of science in policy-making – negative and positive – has become a central ingredient in New Public Management (NPM). Depending on one’s theoretical point of departure, the scientization of public administration can be interpreted as a process that enhances the efficiency of decision-making, consolidates the depoliticization of entire policy areas, and helps politicians establish an appearance of trustworthy service-providers in the eyes of citizens.

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