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Welcome to the Public Services Programme Library. This is where we keep information on the Programme’s publications and other outputs. If you scroll down you will see a list of the latest entries to the library in order of date posted. You can use the tool bar on the right side of this page to filter by publication type; for example, discussion papers. Or, use the search function if you would like to search for a certain theme throughout the different publication types. Enjoy browsing!

Analysing Societal Regulatory Control Systems with Specific Reference to Higher Education in England
June 2nd 2010

Abstract:  The purpose of this paper is to analyse the nature of societal regulatory control systems developing an analytical framework drawing from Jurgen Habermas’ notion of “steering” and an understanding… read more

Performance Management Systems: A Conceptual Model
June 2nd 2010

Abstract: This paper builds on the view that too much attention in the management, management control and management accounting literatures has been given to ex post performance measurement as… read more

Christopher Hood and Helen Margetts publish chapter in a new book: Comparative Administration Change and Reform: Lessons Learned
May 18th 2010

A new book entitled In Comparative Administrative Change and Reform: Lesson Learned has been published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. The Editors are Jon Pierre and Patricia W. Ingraham. ISBN 978-0-7735-3659-3. Chapter… read more

Editorial: Evaluation Special Issue
May 10th 2010

A special issue of Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, Vol. 16, No. 1 was edited by Deborah Wilson, PSP Deputy Director, and Oliver James, Programme… read more

The Value of Choice in Public Policy
April 7th 2010

Abstract: Conceptualizing and measuring choice is problematic both in theory and in practice. Measuring by counting the alternatives seems counter-intuitive as a smaller set of better or more diverse… read more

Keeping up the Standards – article in School Leadership Today
April 7th 2010

Keeping up the Standards – an article by Ruth Dixon, Christopher Hood and Deborah Wilson appeared in the March 2010 issue of School Leadership Today (www.teachingtimes.com). the magazine for… read more

The New Public Governance by Stephen P. Osborne is now published in paperback
April 6th 2010

The New Public Governance by Stephen P. Osborne is now published in paperback. Stephen is a researcher with the Public Services programme, and the book also includes chapters written… read more

The Blame Game: Spin Bureaucracy and Self-Preservation in Government
March 15th 2010

The Blame Game: Spin Bureaucracy and Self-Preservation in Government by Christopher Hood The blame game, with its finger-pointing and mutual buck-passing, is a familiar feature of politics and organizational… read more

Connecting knowledge and performance in public services: From knowing to doing
March 15th 2010

Connecting knowledge and performance in public services: From knowing to doing Edited by Kieran Walshe, Gill Harvey and Pauline Jas With an introduction by Christopher Hood, this major Programme… read more

Christopher Hood’s presentation at the Guardian Public Services Summit 2010
February 23rd 2010

Christopher Hood presented a talk on Resistance to change across the public sector at the Guardian Public Services Summit in February 2010. Chistopher’s PowerPoint presentation is available here.

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