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PSP Director Christopher Hood gives packed lecture at Cambridge University as part of Darwin series – video available to view
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

A talk by Programme Director Christopher Hood entitled ‘Risk and Government: The architectonics of blame-avoidance’  on 5th February drew an audience of 800 people, and focused on the risk that… read more

Special issue of Political Quarterly now published. Options for Britain II: Cross Cutting Policy Issues – Changes and Challenges
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

 The special issue of Political Quarterly has now been published: Options for Britain II: Cross Cutting Policy Issues – Changes and Challenges. Edited by Varun Uberoi, Adam Coutts, Iain… read more

PSP conference discussed in The Guardian 6th January 2010
Sunday, January 17th, 2010

In an article on 6th January in The Guardian newspaper, David Brindle stated “Shortly before Christmas, many of the best brains in public services studies gathered to reflect upon… read more

PSP Conference featured on Radio 4 Today programme on 11th and 12th December 2009
Sunday, January 17th, 2010

11th December 2009 How do you manage public services in tough economic times? Analysis of the pre-Budget report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has found that all the… read more

Policy Briefing paper “Managing by Numbers” featured in Financial Times and others
Monday, November 9th, 2009

A policy briefing paper entitled “Managing by Numbers: the Way to Make Public Services Better?” by Christopher Hood, Ruth Dixon and Deborah Wilson has been featured in an article… read more

Programme Director Interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today Program
Friday, September 11th, 2009

Public Services Programme Director Christopher Hood and Labour MP Denis MacShane appeared on yesterday’s Today show on BBC Radio 4.  They discussed how the next government could restrain its… read more

Programme Director Discusses a ‘Culture of Thrift’ with the Treasury
Friday, September 11th, 2009

An article published in the Financial Times on 7 September, 2009 reports on a recent seminar held by the Public Services Programme’s Director, Christopher Hood.  Devised to help the… read more

Programme Director Wins June Pallot Award for Best Article in IPMJ 2008
Friday, September 11th, 2009

Congratulations to Christopher Hood, Ruth Dixon and Craig Beeston, recipients of the June Pallot Award for best article in the International Public Management Journal in 2008. Their article ‘Rating… read more

Programme Newsletter 8, Summer 2009 now available
Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The summer issue of our newsletter is now available to download from our Library. This issue announces our 11 December 2009 Conference, ‘Public Services in the 2010s: Prosperity, Austerity and Recovery’; includes… read more

Hood & Pollitt in Economist – cost of Britain’s infinitely mutable government departments
Friday, June 19th, 2009

In the 12 June 2009 issue of the Economist, Programme Director Christopher Hood and Programme researcher Christopher Pollitt comment on the cost of changing government departments following the recent announcement of a ’superministry’ for Business, Innovation… read more

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