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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!

Performance Regimes in Health Care: Institutions, Critical Junctures and the Logic of Escalation in England and the Netherlands
February 4th 2010

From the Evaluation Special Issue edited by Deborah Wilson and Oliver James. Abstract: The Netherlands and England are near neighbours whose health care systems have much in common and… read more

Conference CD
January 19th 2010

Access the contents of the Conference CD here, which contains Project Posters, Newsletters, Programme Publications, Brochure and Interview.

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Gail Savage interviews Christopher Hood and Deborah Wilson
January 19th 2010

Programme administrator Gail Savage interviews the Programme’s Director and Deputy Director.  The achievements of the Public Services Programme over its five-year lifespan are highlighted. Video version (MPEG-4) 149 MB… read more

Poster: Theories of Performance
December 8th 2009

Project Title: Theories of Performance Principal Investigator: Colin Talbot RES-153-27-0013 Poster: Theories of Performance

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Poster: Incentives and Targets in Hospital Care – Evidence from a Natural Experiment
December 8th 2009

Project Title: Targets and Waiting Times: Exploiting a quasi-experiment to evaluate the use of targets in the provision of health care Principal Investigator: Frank Windmeijer RES-166-25-0022 Poster: Incentives and… read more

Poster: Saving the Children – How have mistakes affecting child safety been understood and dealt with by those charged with their care?
December 8th 2009

Project Title: Error, Blame and Responsibility in Child Welfare: Problematics of Governance in an Invisible Trade Principal Investigator: Sue White RES-166-25-0048 Poster: Saving the Children – How have mistakes… read more

Poster: Could Do Better? Knowledge, Learning and Performance in Public Services
December 8th 2009

Project Title: Responding to Evidence of Poor Performance: Explaining Public Organisations’ Capacity to Deal with Failure Principal Investigator: Kieran Walshe RES-166-25-0020 Poster: Could Do Better? Knowledge, Learning and Performance… read more

Poster: What Services Are ‘Public’? A Review of Attitudes Across Europe
December 8th 2009

Project Title: Public attitudes towards services of general interest in comparative perspective Principal Investigator: Steven Van de Walle RES-153-27-0004 Poster: What Services Are ‘Public’? A Review of Attitudes Across… read more

Poster: Challenging Authority – Does Litigation Improve Public Services?
December 8th 2009

Project Title: Impact of Litigation and Public Law on the Quality & Delivery of Public Services Principal Investigator: Maurice Sunkin RES-153-25-0081 Poster: Challenging Authority – Does Litigation Improve Public… read more

Poster: Lost in translation? Analysis of Crime and Immigration Delivery Chains
December 8th 2009

Project Title: Analysing Delivery Chains in the Home Office Principal Investigator: Martin Smith RES-153-25-0037 Poster: Lost in translation? Analysis of Crime and Immigration Delivery Chains

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