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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!

From Policy to Practice: The Implementation and Negotiation of Technologies in Everyday Child Welfare
February 16th 2010

Abstract: A central element of the Every Child Matters reforms in England are measures which aim at improving information sharing. Amongst these are the children’s database and the Common… read more

Statutory Regulation and the Future of Professional Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling
February 16th 2010

Abstract: This report is based on a research project funded by the GMC/ESRC Public Services Programme entitled “The Visible and Invisible Performance Effects of Transparency in Professional regulation?. The… read more

Options for Britain II: Cross Cutting Policy Issues – Changes and Challenges
February 4th 2010

Political Quarterly Special Issue, February 2010 Options for Britain II: Cross Cutting Policy Issues – Changes and Challenges offers an assessment of the last decade of British public policy… read more

Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform
February 4th 2010

Oxford University Press, available June 2010  Edited by Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood.    Further details can be found here This book explores the unintended and unanticipated effects… read more

Theories of Performance: Organizational and Service Improvement in the Public Domain
February 4th 2010

Oxford University Press, available June 2010  by Colin Talbot, Public Services Programme Fellowship Further details can be found here How well do governments do in converting the resources they… read more

Committee Hearing Testimony – PASC, 16 December 2008
February 4th 2010

Governmental decision making takes place in an ever-changing policy environment. But how effective are the government at making and implementing policies and seeing them delivered successfully?  Do the public… read more

International Comparison of Public Sector Performance: The Use of Anchoring Vignettes to adjust Self-Reported Data
February 4th 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: International comparison of performance has become an influential lever for change in the provision of public… read more

Comparing How to Compare: An Evaluation of Alternative Performance Measurement Systems in the Field of Social Care
February 4th 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: Comparative performance evaluation has taken different forms depending upon the purposes of performance monitoring and the… read more

Wicked Comparisons: Reflections on Cross-national Research about Health Inequalities in the UK
February 4th 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: This article discusses a comparative study of how local actors tackle health inequalities in England, Scotland… read more

Validity, Utilization and Evidence-Based Policy: The Development and Impact of Performance Improvement Regimes in Local Public Services
February 4th 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: Over the last decade, external assessments of organizational effectiveness have played an increasingly pivotal role in… read more

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