Making logical sense of arguments offering managerial advice is a difficult and ultimately futile exercise. Discuss.

The essay area is Public Management.

The essay must be 12 Times New Roman, 1,5 spaced, use Harvard style citing.

It should be well structured, analytical and straight to the point.

The references are:

1. Hood, Christopher (2005),  Public Management: The Word, The Movement, The Science, The Oxford Handbook of Public Management, ed. Ewan Ferlie, Laurence E. Lynn, Jr. and Christopher Pollitt (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

2. Moore, Mark (1995), Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press), introduction and chapter 1.

3. Hales, Colin (1999),  Why Do Managers Do What They Do? Reconciling Evidence and Theory in Accounts of Managerial Work, British Journal of Management 10 (4): 335 350.

4. Stokes, Randall, and John P. Hewitt (1976),  Aligning Actions, American Sociological Review 41 (5): 838-849.

5. Walton, Douglas (2006),  Examination Dialogue: An Argumentation Framework for Critically Questioning an Expert Opinion, Journal of Pragmatics 38: 745-777.

6. Hood, Christopher, and Michael Jackson (1991), Administrative Argument (Aldershot: Dartmouth) chapter 2.

These are the main references for this essay and you have to add some other references.