Book Notes

Harry P Hatry,
Performance Measurement: Getting Results
The Urban Institute, 1999

This provides a comprehensive review of the history and technique of performacne measurement in the USA in the past thirty years. He and his colleagues have been involved in this endeavor and accumulated vast amount of knowledge. It clarifies several patterns of measurement, and is full of hints for practioners. I am thinking of translating it into Japanese.

Jan-Erik Lane
New Public Management
London: Routledge, 2000.

Textbook style, on the idea of NPM. Good for a student interested in public management.

Peter Self
Rolling Back the Market: Economic Dogma and Political Choice
St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Regret the death of Peter Self. The last book by Self was theoretical but inspiring. I love his other books, particularly Government by the Market? (1993).

Furukawa, Shun'ichi, Ph. D.
Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences
University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennohdai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8473, Japan


The big thing is Tegrity. Go to This coupled with Infocourse will revolutionize teaching and training.

Tom Lynch,
Professor of Public Administration
Louisiana State University


Updated November 16, 2001

Last updated: November 2009