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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!

DP0705 Comparing For Improvement: Local Government Performance Regimes in England, Scotland and Wales.
November 27th 2007

Abstract: This paper describes the origins, operation and impact of three performance regimes in England (Comprehensive Performance Assessment), Scotland (Best Value Audits) and Wales (Wales Programme for Improvement). The… read more

Public Management by Numbers
October 17th 2007

The Programme’s second publication ‘Public Management by Numbers’, a special issue of the journal Public Money and Management (Vol. 27 No. 2) was released in April 2007. There has… read more

Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?
September 21st 2007

Transparency has become a widespread nostrum of ‘good governance’ in many different contexts today. But its meaning and history are obscure and so are its consequences. So the aim of… read more

Archived Programme materials – Launch
September 21st 2007

ESRC news release launching Public Services: Quality, Performance & Delivery programme 12/01/05 ‘Researchers to Put Changing Public Services Under the Microscope’ (pdf)

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Committee Hearing Testimony – PASC, 25 November 2004
September 21st 2007

Evidence for the Public Administration Select Committee Testimony and written evidence by Programme Researcher, Allyson Pollock on Choice, Voice, and Public Services from 25 November 2004.  The Public Administration Select… read more

Committee Hearing Testimony – PASC 3 March 2005
September 21st 2007

Evidence for the Public Administration Select Committee Testimony by Programme Director, Christopher Hood on Civil Service Effectiveness from 3 March 2005.  The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) examines the reports… read more

Programme Newsletter No 5, Summer 2007
September 21st 2007

Number 5, Summer 2007 (pdf) The ESRC Public Services Programme Newsletter - twice-yearly issues reporting on Programme developments and keeping you up-to-date on our activities, outputs, and how you can get involved in shaping… read more

Programme Newsletter No 4, Winter 2007
September 21st 2007

Number 4, Winter 2007 (pdf) The ESRC Public Services Programme Newsletter - twice-yearly issues reporting on Programme developments and keeping you up-to-date on our activities, outputs, and how you can get involved in shaping… read more

Programme Newsletter No 3, Summer 2006
September 21st 2007

Number 3, Summer 2006 (pdf) The ESRC Public Services Programme Newsletter - twice-yearly issues reporting on Programme developments and keeping you up-to-date on our activities, outputs, and how you can get involved in shaping… read more

Programme Newsletter No 2, Winter 2006
September 21st 2007

Number 2, Winter 2006 (pdf)  The ESRC Public Services Programme Newsletter - twice-yearly issues reporting on Programme developments and keeping you up-to-date on our activities, outputs, and how you can get involved in shaping… read more

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