Public Sector and Globalization: Towards New public Management

Document Type : Research Paper


Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Iran


Running public service organizations that is used in government and public service institutions and agencies, at both sub-national and national levels is a major area of research in public policy in the era of globalization. Thus, the aim of this paper is to probe relationships between new public management and the process of globalization. It argues that the emergence of NPM is the consequence of parallel processes that could be summarized under the rubric of globalization. The core of these developments could be seen the victory of economics over politics, the introduction of market forces and flexibility into the public sector, and decentralization. Having discussed NPM practically and conceptually the paper concludes that structuration is a useful method of analyzing the interaction between globalization and the implementation of NPM, by assuming that there is a persistent process of interaction between structure and agent and that structures themselves ever-changing.