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The UK Experience of Public Administration Reform

Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management

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Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption. Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely. Now up dated and completely revised, these reissued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995. Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.

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Public Utilities

During the 1980s and 1990s there was a progressive privatisation or denationalisation of virtually all the UK's public utilities and industries. This reversed much of the nationalisation undertaken immediately after the second world war. The precise form of privatisation (100 per cent or phased public share offering, trade sale, management buy-out) was dependent on the particular public utility or industry.

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