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Public Sector Governance in Australia

17 July 2012




Australia has few (if any) scholarly books that cover recent developments in public sector governance in Australia and blend cross-disciplinary perspectives from law, management, public administration and public policy. The primary reason for writing this book is to fill the gap in the treatment of this subject, and to provide insights from empirical evidence and current practice.

The book provides the first comprehensive theoretical and empirical work on governance in the Commonwealth public sector. It addresses the issues that emerged under the Howard government as well as their handling under the Rudd and Gillard governments. The book aims to enhance understanding of and communication about public governance across government, industry and the community.

The authors bring to this book expertise gained from political science, public administration and policy, public and private sector law.

These open access monographs are jointly published by ANZSOG and ANU Press.

Suggested citation

Edwards, M., Halligan, J., Horrigan, B., & Nicoll, G. (eds) (2012). Public Sector Governance in Australia. Canberra: ANU Press and ANZSOG.


Authors: Meredith Edwards, John Halligan, Bryan Horrigan and Geoffrey Nicoll
Published Date: 17 July 2012