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    What is the difference between New Public Management (NPM) and New Public Administration (NPA)?

    what is the difference between new public administration and new public management? i.e NPA & NPM. i did not understand the difference and they both look similar to me.very confusing.can someone give a list of comparison between the two.i know this is not the right time to ask Pub Ad questions, as it is time to prepare for preliminary exam, but i have taken pub ad in haste in october-november, and i have too many doubts.can somebody help plz?

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    gayathri77 Array
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    Re: What is the difference between New Public Management (NPM) and New Public Administration (NPA)?


    New Public Administration and New Public Management are almost similar but not the same.

    The differences and complete details are given below
    NPA is basically a periodic academic get together to reconceptualate NPM is actual process of government reform
    Emphasize is on Publicness of PubAd Weakens the PUBLICNESS nd moves more towards generic administration..no concern whether public or private
    Makes Pubad closer to Political Science and Sociology Makes PubAd move towards management
    NPA is rational..since means and goals are emphasized …means to achieve goals are taken into account ANTI RATIONAL ….since emphasis is only on Goals…not the means to achieve them
    They study on change nd try to reconceptualise things It is influenced by NEW RIGHT PHILOSOPHY
    NPA is developmental..where interests of the society are taken into consideration NPM is POPULIST …responds to demands in a uncritical way without thinking whether it is Beneficial or not
    Similarities between New Public Administration and New Public Management
    1 Both emphasize on Democratization,Decentralization,Associative Administrtation
    2 NPA II & NPA III took note of privatisation , globalisation , implementation of market principles nd practices but they primarily took care of the publicness of Pub Ad….with this we can refer to the NEW PUBLIC SERVICE APPROACH by theorist like DENHADT and DENHADT

    hope it helps.

    All the BEST!!

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