If we try to look at the future of public sector management in the UK, it might be
more useful to think about what is happening in the rest of Europe, rather than looking
at the USA ("reinventing government", etc.) and especially New Zealand. There are
some common pressures on the public sector in Europe, but not a unified or convergent
approach to management. In the areas of structural arrangements about policy making
and service delivery, relationships between tiers of government, goal setting, planning,
budgeting, evaluation, "user" orientation and personnel management, there are choices
to be made.