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New Perspectives on Public Services: Place and Technology

Christopher Pollitt


Despite their immense importance for many aspects of public service management, the specific features of places have been largely ignored in recent public management literature. Technologies have received much more attention, but mainly within the specific field of e-government. This book puts together a case for paying much more attention both to place and to technological change, and the interactions between them. The book synthesizes theories and concepts from a range of disciplines and focuses them on the many ways in which public services shape places, and places shape public services. Us ... More

Keywords: places, technologies, public services, new technologies, comparative studies, central government agencies, hospitals, population registration, police, citizen

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199603831
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199603831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Pollitt, author
Professor of Public Management, Public Management Institute, Catholic University Of Leuven