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Devolution in practice 2010
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Devolution to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland was a landmark reform, but one born in relatively benign economic and political circumstances. The picture today could not be more different,… read more

Theories of Public Service Improvement:Theories and Evidence
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Description:  The performance of the public services, from education and policing to health and recycling, is a matter of concern in many countries. Issues of public service efficiency, cost, and… read more

Christopher Hood and Helen Margetts publish chapter in a new book: Comparative Administration Change and Reform: Lessons Learned
Tuesday, 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

The New Public Governance by Stephen P. Osborne is now published in paperback
Tuesday, 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
Monday, 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
Monday, 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

Options for Britain II: Cross Cutting Policy Issues – Changes and Challenges
Thursday, 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
Thursday, 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
Thursday, 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

Programme Brochure
Monday, December 7th, 2009

This brochure gives details of every project and investigator in the Public Services Programme, as well as a general programme overview.

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