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Regulation and the social licence for medical research
Friday, July 18th, 2008

Abstract: Regulation and governance of medical research is frequently criticised by researchers. In this paper, we draw on Everett Hughes’ concepts of professional licence and professional mandate, and on… read more

The Three Exit, Three Voice and Loyalty Framework: A Test with Survey Data on Local Services
Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Abstract: The article presents a modified Hirschman framework with three types of exit: moving location; moving from the public to a private sector provider; and moving between public sector… read more

Performance Measurement in Adult Social Care: Looking Forwards and Backwards
Monday, July 14th, 2008

Abstract: Approaches arising from the publication of performance data for adult social care in the UK nationally have led to unintended and often perverse consequences. A case is made… read more

Evaluating the Expectations Disconfirmation and Expectations Anchoring Approaches to Citizen Satisfaction with Local Public Services
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Abstract: Expectations disconfirmation and expectations anchoring are two increasingly influential approaches to understanding individuals’ satisfaction and dissatisfaction with public services. This article assesses hypotheses from these approaches for two… read more

Performance Assessment and Wicked Issues: The Case of Health Inequalities, Public Policy and Administration
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Abstract: This article considers the background to one of the projects in the UK Economic and Social Research Council’s Public Services Programme: a major; three-year investigation of how health… read more

Liability, insurance and medical practice
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Abstract: We test for effects of tort liability on the use of certain diagnostic procedures, where the health care providers’ expected cost of litigation is proxied by the risk-sharing… read more

Mapping Judicial Review across Local Authorities in England and Wales: Deprivation, Lawyers and the Quality of Services
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

‘Mapping Judicial Review across Local Authorities in England and Wales: Deprivation, Lawyers and the Quality of Services’, Maurice Sunkin Public Law, Fall 2007, pp. 545-567.

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Judicial Review in Action: An Empirical Perspective
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

‘Judicial Review in Action: An Empirical Perspective’, Maurice Sunkin, Kerman Kalvo and Varda Bondy Judicial Review, Volume 11, Issue 4.

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Assessing Public Service Performance in Local Authorities Through CPA – A Research Note on Deprivation
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Abstract: The UK Government places ever-greater weight on performance assessment of local public bodies through comprehensive performance assessments (CPA). However, the CPA assessment framework has been criticised for its… read more

Evaluating the Performance of Local Government : A Comparison of the Assessment Regimes in England, Scotland and Wales
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Abstract: Compared with most other industrialised nations, the UK government places greatest weight on performance assessments of local authorities as a tool to ensure high levels of public service… read more

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