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ESRC Public Services Programme Gives Evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee
Monday, January 12th, 2009

Governmental decision making takes place in an ever-changing policy environment. But how effective are the government at making and implementing policies and seeing them delivered successfully?  Do the public… read more

Media Spotlight: The Integrated Children’s System adds complexity not safety
Monday, December 15th, 2008

Programme researchers Sue White, David Wastell and team have found that the IT system introduced to standardise procedures and micro-manage decisions in children’s services is too cumbersome. Their research, which included observations, focus… read more

Programme Researcher Professor Trudie Roberts Appointed to GMC Council
Thursday, December 4th, 2008

 The General Medical Council (GMC) has announced the names of the members that will sit on the Council from 1 January 2009.  Among them is Professor Trudie Roberts, Head… read more

ESRC publish ‘Britain in 2009’
Friday, November 28th, 2008

The ESRC magazine ‘Britain in 2009: The state of the nation’ is now available. Produced with a public audience in mind, it addresses a wealth of issues concerning modern… read more

Newsletter 7, Autumn 2008 now available
Friday, November 14th, 2008

The autumn issue of our biannual newsletter is now available to download from our library. This issue features a spotlight on Maurice Sunkin’s research into the impact of judicial review litigation and local authorities’… read more

Public Services in a Time of Fiscal Constraint, Seminar at HM Treasury 4 November 2008
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Public Services in a Time of Fiscal Constraint - Seminar at HM Treasury on 4 November 2008  It takes a lot to drag a roomfull of Treasury public spending experts… read more

Programme Presentations at Medical Regulation Conference in South Africa
Friday, October 24th, 2008

Two people from the Programme travelled to Africa to speak about our work to the Conference of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) in Cape Town, South… read more

Ranking and Rating Public Service Rankings and Ratings
Monday, September 15th, 2008

Ratings and Rankings of Public Service Performance A special issue of International Public Management Journal Vol. 11 Issue 3 National and international rankings and ratings of public service performance… read more

Call for papers: international conferences on Public Management
Monday, September 15th, 2008

World Summit on Public Management Education, Training and Development  17th-19th July 2009, Budapest, Hungary. The summit is co-organised by the European Foundation for Management Development, the International Research Society for Public Management, and… read more

Have ratings improved social care provision?
Friday, August 29th, 2008

Improving the standards and delivery of the services we receive is an age old problem but does centralised performance management drive improvement?  A new discussion paper by Paul Clarkson… read more

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