Public Sector Management

by Norman Flynn and Alberto Asquer (2017)

The seventh edition of the bestselling Public Sector Management is a rich and insightful description, analysis and critique of the management of the public sector by the UK government.

NEW to the seventh edition:

  • Now set in an international context with comparative global examples throughout
  • Three new chapters covering: strategy and planning in the public sector; transparency, accountability and ethics; and non-profit management, including the role of social enterprise and the voluntary sector
  • Examines the impact of the continuing financial crisis on public spending
  • An updated companion website with tutorial videos, free access to full-text journal articles, policy documents, links to useful websites and social media resources:

Public Sector Management is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying public sector management as part of a business, management or politics degree.


Chapter 1: The Public Sector in the United Kingdom in a Global Context

Chapter 2: Politics and the Public Sector

Chapter 3: Public Policy and Strategy

Chapter 4: Public Spending and Financial Management

Chapter 5: Managing Performance

Chapter 6: E-Government

Chapter 7: Accountability, Transparency and Ethics

Chapter 8: Outsourcing

Chapter 9: Public-Private Partnerships

Chapter 10: Regulation of Infrastructure and Utilities

Chapter 11: Social Enterprises, Non-Profits and the Third Sector