Reform, hybridization, and revival: the status of new public management in Australia and New Zealand

Shaun Goldfinch, John Halligan

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Abstract

This paper addresses the degree to which new public management (NPM) has continued to be an influential model for central government reform in Australia and New Zealand, two early adopters and exemplars of NPM. We analyse recent reform agendas and their impact on NPM in both countries. Several institutional and other types of explanations are provided for why NPM is retained, modified, or revived. NPM systems may resist or be diluted by new layers, or the incorporation of techniques and approaches from reform menus, producing revival, discontinuity and forms of hybridization.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Management Review
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • Australia
  • new public governance
  • New public management
  • New Zealand
  • public administration reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration

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