Following on from the success of the editors previous book, "New Public Management: The Transformation of Ideas and Practice", which examined the public reform process up to the end of the last decade, this new volume draws on this previous knowledge both theoretically and empirically. It includes and contrasts with the post-new public management reform development in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and with Australia and New Zealand. In addition to new contributing authors, many of the contributors to the first volume also appear in this volume making it an ideal follow up and a must for courses and libraries that are currently using the earlier book. This book is an important contribution to the study of public administration and particularly to the reform of public management. Comprehensive and analytical, this volume provides an integrating framework for analysis.