New Ideas in Public Management
ZHOU Zhi-ren ( School of Government, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China)
A commonly accepted understanding of the public reform nowadays, in spite of the diversified practice, is the emphasis on innovative thinking and the transformation of organizational culture. The three core ideas and principles for the guidance of the public reform concerns citizenship, market - orientation, and result - orientation. Zhou Zhiren provides a systematic analysis, against the background of the reform practice in some developed countries , of the implication of the three core ideas by looking into their formative background, what they aim at, and their evolutionary process. The author tries to explore the accurate meanings of these ideas and to point out in what sense are they are "new".