Governance And Innovation in the Public Sector

Eva Sørensen

in The Oxford Handbook of Governance

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560530
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Governance And Innovation in the Public Sector

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This article evaluates the application of the governance and New Public Management strategies in promoting the innovation capacity of the public sector, arguing that these strategies, which are often seen as alternatives, should rather be seen as complementary. It points out that recent strands of public administration theory establish a positive correlation between interactive forms of governance and public sector innovation, and shows how a combination of the two strategies can be the most promising path to take in advancing the innovative capacities of the public sector.

Keywords: governance; New Public Management; public sector; public administration; innovation capacity

Article.  5726 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Comparative Politics

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