Readership: Scholars and students of public policy and administration, public management, and political science; Public sector managers,
consultants, business historians, and analysts interested in government, public service reform, and management consultancy.
Denis Saint-Martin, Universite de Montreal
Review(s) from previous edition"well written ... provides a fascinating history of the management consulting industry ... both accounting and consulting. - Ian Clark, ISUMA, Jan 2001.
"Winner of Best Book Award 2002, Academy of Management (Public and Nonprofit Sector Division)"
Chapter 1: Variations of Managerialist Ideas
Chapter 2: The Management Consulting Industry: History and structure
Chapter 3: Britain: Providing management policy advice through the centre of government
Chapter 4: Canada: Spreading managerialist ideas through politically independent bodies
Chapter 5: France: Reforming from within, or statism and managerialism
Chapter 6: Conclusion: Consultants, the state, and the politics of managerialism