Policy Instruments and Public Management: Bridging the Gaps. Peters, B. G. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART, 10(1):35--47, January, 2000. ArticleType: primary_article / Issue Title: Tenth Anniversary Issue / Full publication date: Jan., 2000 / Copyright © 2000 Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Inc.
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The literatures on public management and on the characteristics of policy instruments have developed independently. The two literatures should, however, be related, given that instruments are rarely capable of being effective in implementing policy without adequate management. Further, public management should be understood in the context of achieving policy goals and hence of a relationship to policy. This article makes a preliminary linkage of those two approaches to policy and administration. It demonstrates that each approach helps to illuminate the other and also helps to understand contemporary reforms in the public sector.
@article{peters_policy_2000,
	title = {Policy {Instruments} and {Public} {Management}: {Bridging} the {Gaps}},
	volume = {10},
	issn = {10531858},
	shorttitle = {Policy {Instruments} and {Public} {Management}},
	url = {http://www.jstor.org.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/stable/3525810},
	abstract = {The literatures on public management and on the characteristics of policy instruments have developed independently. The two literatures should, however, be related, given that instruments are rarely capable of being effective in implementing policy without adequate management. Further, public management should be understood in the context of achieving policy goals and hence of a relationship to policy. This article makes a preliminary linkage of those two approaches to policy and administration. It demonstrates that each approach helps to illuminate the other and also helps to understand contemporary reforms in the public sector.},
	number = {1},
	urldate = {2010-03-12},
	journal = {Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory: J-PART},
	author = {Peters, B. Guy},
	month = jan,
	year = {2000},
	note = {ArticleType: primary\_article / Issue Title: Tenth Anniversary Issue / Full publication date: Jan., 2000 / Copyright © 2000 Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Inc.},
	pages = {35--47}
}
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