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By Peter Harris

This e-book has been written to provide an explanation for a number of the primary problems with public management to a large viewers. the writer, Emeritus Professor and previous head of the dep. of Political technological know-how on the collage of Hong Kong, has had decades adventure within the research and educating of public management in either eu and African states (in the 50s and 60s) and Asia (in the 70s and 80s).

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The argument was largely psychological and based on the 'common-sense' belief that human beings require incentives to work. If something can be provided 'for nothing', then it will be gratefully received. From places as far off as China and Mexico, the notion of privatization has caught on (Economist, December 21, 1985). In the Soviet Union, it did not, although some discussion of the role of the 'market' has developed since the advert to power of Mikael Gorbachev. The interest in privatization in the eighties is extensive; perhaps the most significant example of an exchange of money and property between private individuals and their governments.

We may at least however use the four criteria as useful stepping-stones in the argument, which is considered next. THE QUESTION OF THE PERSONS INVOLVED Apparently the question of allocating resources according to the persons, clients or classes involved appears to have great merit. People are seen as people. All tasks associated with children for example could be handled by a department for children. These would include education, health and welfare. 37 Foundations of Public Administration: A Comparative Approach The central purpose of all tasks would be seen through the perceived need of children as children rather than as parts of some larger subject.

Thatcher's conservative government 'sold' the larger part of 16 large, state-owned companies. Almost half a million workers were moved into the private sector. , brought under state control in the 1940's and 1950's) were responsible for about ten per cent of Britain's GDP and 15 per cent of total investment in the economy. Those areas were transport, energy, communications, steel, ship building, defence engineering and even motor cars. In all, these industries employed a million and a half persons.

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