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Coordinating for cohesion

Andrews, Rhys ORCID: 2014. Coordinating for cohesion. Public Performance & Management Review 37 (4) , pp. 705-721. 10.2753/PMR1530-9576370408

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Despite the growing threat to social cohesion posed by the economic crisis and fiscal austerity, scholars have paid little attention to the possible contribution of public management to the cohesiveness of society. This article draws upon Moore's distinction between managing inward and managing outward to offer an empirical test of two alternative paths to coordinating for social cohesion in the public sector. Multivariate analysis of primary and secondary data on public management and social cohesion in English local governments is utilized to determine the optimum balance between an internal and an external focus. The findings have both theoretical and practical implications.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Managing inward; managing outward; social cohesion.
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with the publisher’s policy at (accessed 11/08/2014)
Publisher: M. E. Sharpe
ISSN: 1530-9576
Funders: European Union
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 07:26

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