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The business of managing public services has changed radically in recent years and enforced austerity is likely to make these changes even more profound. This new edition of Public Management and Governanceis expanded and includes new perspectives to bring the subject into the post global financial crisis era. Although popular features are retained, the new edition benefits from some reforms including: A reinforcement of international themes across the whole book Discussions of the new realities of coalition politics in times of change New material on policy transfer The role of the private sector as well as social enterprise and mutualized / cooperative forms of organization A whole parade of pedagogical features are employed in this refreshing new edition, including: more short case studies and examples, more practitioner perspectives, valuable further reading suggestions and end of chapter discussion questions and exercises. The result is a rejuvenated textbook which will be essential reading on public management and administration courses across the world.