THE DIRECTIONS AND TENDENCIES OF CHANGES IN MODERN PUBLIC GOVERNANCE
Keywords:public governance reforms, modernization, New Public Management, public governance.
Public sector organizations carry out their activities in a constantly, incrementally
changing environment of global society.
In modern society, public sector organizations have been encouraged to change
their role from the provider of services to the monitoring of other organizations that
actually deliver those services. This is particularly true of local authorities who are
encouraged by central government to deliver services through the voluntary or private
sector. The evolution of New Public Management into new public governance
means that public sector managers are acquiring the role of monitoring and control
over other kinds of organizations and developing skills in managing contracts. Such
an arrangement is blurring the boundary between the public and other sectors, between
policy and administration. A major feature of the reforms and changes in the
public sector is that we can see an evolution from new public management to new
public governance in the start of the twenty-first century.