Reimagining Public Managers

Delivering Public Value

Public value theory speaks to the co-creation of value between politicians, citizens, and public managers, with a focus on the public manager in terms of her contributions, initiatives, and limitations in value creation. Les mer
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Public value theory speaks to the co-creation of value between politicians, citizens, and public managers, with a focus on the public manager in terms of her contributions, initiatives, and limitations in value creation. But just who are public managers? Public value regularly treats the "public manager" as synonymous with bureaucrat, government official, civil servant, or public administrator. However, the categories of public managers represent a more versatile and expansive set of agents in society than they are given credit for, and the discourse of public value has typically not delved sufficiently into the variety of possible cadres that might comprise the "public manager."


This book seeks to go beyond the assumed understandings of who the public manager is and what she does. It does so by examining the processes of value creation that are driven by non-traditional sets of public managers, which include the judiciary, the armed forces, multilateral institutions, and central banks. It applies public value tools to understand their value creation and uses their unique attributes to inform our understanding of public value theory. Tailored to an audience comprising public administration scholars, students of government, public officials, practitioners, and social scientists interested in contemporary problems of values in society, this book helps to advance public administration thought by re-examining the theory's ultimate protagonist: the public manager. It therefore constitutes an important effort to take public value theory forward by going "beyond" conceptions of the public manager as she has thus far been understood.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

About the Author


Acknowledgements


Introductory Quote


List of Tables


List of Figures


List of Acronyms & Abbreviations


Preface





Chapter 1: Introduction


The Public Manager as Protagonist


The Ambiguities of PVT


The aim of this book


The Structure of this Book





Chapter 2: The Judiciary as Public Manager


Public Value and the Judiciary


Judicial Performance


The Strategic Triangle


Judicial Activism and Politics-Administration Dichotomy


Judicial Value Creation


Conclusion





Chapter 3: The Armed Forces as Public Managers


Introduction


Defense & Security as Public Goods


Collective Security & PV Destruction as Creation


Armed forces in non-defense value creation


The Strategic Triangle


Legitimacy and Recognition


Operational Resources


Armed Forces as Arbiters of Value


Conclusion





Chapter 4: Multilateral Public Managers


Introduction


The IMF as institution of multilateral public managers


Who creates value for whom?


The Strategic Triangle


Legitimacy: reciprocal legitimation


Recognition of value: the urgent and the important


Operational resources: surrender and obsolescence


Multilateral PV Problems


Leadership of a World Public


Rhetoric


Value Destruction


Conclusion





Chapter 5: Central Banks as Public Managers


Introduction


The Value Creation of Central Banks


Central Bank Independence the Politics-Administration Dichotomy


The Arbiters of Value?


Strategic Triangle for Central Banks


Legitimacy


Recognition of Value


Operational Resources


Measuring the Value of Value


The Rhetoric of Central Banks


Conclusion





Chapter 6: Conclusion: The Kaleidoscope of Public Managers


Strategic Triangle Approaches


Recent Questions in Public Value


Lessons for NTMs


Interplay between NTMs


Macro-micro


Outfield Value


Politics-Administration Dichotomy


Limitations & Future Research


So who are the Public Managers?





Index

Om forfatteren

Usman W. Chohan, PhD, is a public value theorist who serves as Director for Economics and National Affairs at the Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies (CASS), and has been a post-doctoral fellow at UNSW Canberra, Australia. He has previously served at the National Bank of Canada and the World Bank. He was included among Australia's 50 Top Thinkers by the Conversation in 2016. He has resided in ten countries on five continents and is President of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots, with fluency in eight different languages. He has been a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and is today included among the leading Business Authors in the rankings of the Social Science Research Network. His most recent book, published by Routledge, is Public Value Theory and Budgeting: International Perspectives.