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What is New Public Governance

Processual Perspectives on the Co-Production Turn in Public Sector Organizations
A governance logic that encompasses collaborative approaches to welfare design and production as an alternative to the top-down approach of New Public Management.
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The Fifth Evaluation Wave: Are We Ready to Co-Evaluate?
Hanne Kathrine Krogstrup (Aalborg University, Denmark) and Nanna Møller Mortensen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4975-9.ch004
With the shift towards new public governance, professionals' and citizens' experiences and knowledge are placed at the heart of public service design, implementation, and evaluation. There are thus beginning indications that the dominant evaluation and governance logic, including the notion that welfare services should be evidence-based and that the quality of public services is best secured using key performance indicators, are in the process of being challenged. Four waves of evaluation have diffused between 1965 and 2010, and a great deal suggests that new public governance, with co-production as the dominant organizational recipe, is carrying a new, fifth evaluation wave with it. The aim of this chapter is to provide a sober but tentative explanation of the content of this fifth evaluation wave. The description of the fifth wave evaluation is structured in respect to “informed evaluation,” which covers reflections on the evaluation domain, knowledge, values, and usage.
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How Can Technology Advance the Public Administration Discipline in Higher Education?: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S. Scenario
It is the twenty-first Century public administration approach (paradigm) addressing the delivery of publicly-funded services. It developed in response to some of the effects of the New Public Management approach. New Public Governance scholars are known for analyzing collaborative relationships between profit and nonprofit organizations that deliver publicly-funded services and government representatives who outsource them and then fund and monitor their services and their outcomes.
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Patient Advocacy and the Policy Making Process
Form of government characterized by the participation of public and private stakeholders to the design and implementation of public policies. Such approach is non-hierarchical and according to some theorists can produce more effective public solutions because it considers needs, opinions and values of different actors.
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