The Third Wave of Public Administration: The New Public Governance

Runya XU, Qigui SUN, Wei SI


Along with the development of the contemporary society, the western public sector began to set off a upsurge of “new public administration”, which changed the paradigm of the field of public administration from “the new public management” to “the new public governance”. “The new public governance” as a new paradigm of public administration, provided not only a new research framework for theory research, but also a new mode of practice for the modern government of public affairs management. This article reviewed the content and characteristics contribution and problems, as well as the reference and revelation of “the new public governance” paradigm, and it had important reference value and significance especially for deepening China’s current reform of administrative system and building the theory system of public management and public administration.


New public governance; New public management; Public administration.

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