Political Management and New Political Governance: Reconciling Political Responsiveness and Neutral Competence

Jonathon Boston, John Halligan

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    Abstract

    With the direct participation of partisan political staff in governance, the onset of permanent election campaigns heavily dependent on negative advertising, and the expectation that the public service will not only merely implement but enthusiastically support the agenda of the elected government, we are experiencing a new form of political governance. The late Peter Aucoin (1943-2011) has argued that traditional norms of impartial loyalty have been displaced by partisanship on the part of civil servants and that the political executive is keen on directly controlling all aspects of communication and interaction between government and citizens
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom New Public Management to New Political Governance
    EditorsHerman Bakvis, Mark D Jarvis
    Place of PublicationCanada
    PublisherMcGill Queens University Press
    Pages204-241
    Number of pages38
    ISBN (Print)9780773587229
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Boston, J., & Halligan, J. (2012). Political Management and New Political Governance: Reconciling Political Responsiveness and Neutral Competence. In H. Bakvis, & M. D. Jarvis (Eds.), From New Public Management to New Political Governance (pp. 204-241). McGill Queens University Press.