1. Auflage 2019,
276 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 158 mm x 235 mm, Gewicht: 520 g
Reihe: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Hodgson / Hall / Bailey The Projectification of the Public SectorIn recent decades, we have witnessed an increasing use of projects and similar temporary modes of organising in the public sector of nations in Europe and around the world. While for some this is a welcome development which unlocks entrepreneurial zeal and renders public services more flexible and accountable, others argue that this seeks to depoliticise policy initiatives, rendering them increasingly technocratic, and that the project organisations formed in this process offer fragmented and unsustainable short-term solutions to long-term problems.
This volume sets out to address public sector projectification by drawing together research from a range of academic fields to develop a critical and theoretically-informed understanding of the causes, nature, and consequences of the projectification of the public sector. This book includes 13 chapters and is organised into three parts. The first part centres on the politics of projectification, specifically the role of projects in de-politicisation, often accomplished by rendering the political “technical”. The chapters in the second part all relate to the reframing of the relationship between the centre and periphery, or between policy making and implementation, and the role of temporality in reshaping this relation. The third and final part brings a focus upon the tools, techniques, and agents through which public sector projectification is assembled, constructed, and performed.
Weitere Infos & Material
List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgements
Policy Pilots as Public Sector Projects: The Projectification of Policy and Research
Why is Innovation Policy Projectified? Political Causes in the Case of Sweden
Problematising the Project System: Rural Development in Indonesia
Public Sector Innovation Projects: Beyond Bureaucracy and Market?
In and Out of Amber: the New Zealand Government Major Projects Performance Reporting
Project Management in the Shadow of Public Human Services
Pilots as Projects: Policy Making in a State of Exception
Project Governance in an Embedded State: Opportunities and Challenges
The European Dimension of Projectification. Implications of the Project Approach in EU Funding Policy
Agents, Techniques, and Tools of Projectification
Observing the Process of Culture Projectification and its Agents: A Case Study of Kraków
Standardisation and Its Consequences in Health Care: A Case Study of PRINCE2 Project Management Training
The Freelance Project Manager as an Agent of Governmentality: Evidence from a UK Local Authority
Notes on Contributors