A LEFT/RIGHT CONVERGENCE ON THE NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT? THE UNINTENDED POWER OF DIVERSE IDEAS
2016 (English)In: Critical review (New York, N.Y.), ISSN 0891-3811, E-ISSN 1933-8007, Vol. 28, no 3-4, 380-403 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
While it might appear self-evident that the trend toward the New Public Management (NPM) in the public administration systems of many Western countries is an outgrowth of neoliberalism, the case of Swedish education suggests that such policies can have widely different and counterintuitive sources. Ideas about education from both sides of the political spectrum appear to have paved the way for NPM in the Swedish school system. This possibility casts the ideological basis for NPM reforms in a new light, at least in the context of the Swedish school system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2016. Vol. 28, no 3-4, 380-403 p.
Christopher Hood; deprofessionalization; education; neoliberalism; New Public Management
Public Administration Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134792DOI: 10.1080/08913811.2016.1234158ISI: 000392732100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-134792DiVA: diva2:1076997
Funding Agencies|Stiftelsen Millenium2017-02-242017-02-242017-02-24