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New discussion paper available
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Our latest discussion paper by James Downe, Clive Grace, Steve Martin and Sandra Nutley, is available to download from the library section of the website. The paper compares the… read more

Evening Standard highlights Programme project
Friday, September 7th, 2007

“If railways were run properly, commuters would save 9 days a year” Timely and revealing research from Dr Timothy Leunig’s (Dept of Economic History, London School of Economics) project,… read more

IPMN Workshop a success
Friday, August 17th, 2007

On 7-9 August 28 participants from more than 13 countries met in Oxford for the International Public Management Network 2007 Workshop: Ranking and Rating the Public Services hosted by… read more

Christopher Hood co-authors CARR Discussion Paper
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Fighting Fires in Testing Times: Exploring a Staged Response Hypothesis for Blame Management in Two Exam Fiasco Cases, written by Professor Christopher Hood (ESRC Public Services Programme Director), Will… read more

Public management by numbers
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

The Programme’s second publication ‘Public Management by Numbers’, a special issue of the journal Public Money and Management was released in April 2007. There has been an inexorable rise… read more

New discussion papers available to download
Monday, May 21st, 2007

Three new discussion papers are available to download from the Library section of this website. They have arisen from the investigations of Allyson Pollock and her team into financial… read more

Can we trust composite performance rankings?
Monday, March 12th, 2007

A briefing of findings from our project ‘Are Composite Performance Indicators a Robust Reflection of Performance’ is now available for download (pdf). This project examines the methodology used to… read more

More Project Results
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

The first discussion paper to arise from one of the Programme’s projects is now available to download from the Library section of this website. The paper comes out of… read more

3rd Call for proposals – projects and fellowships
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Attention all researchers The Public Services Programme is now inviting new proposals for research projects and fellowships under its third call. The call consists of two strands: the first,… read more

Provisional findings from Programme’s first 14 projects
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Were star-ratings a good way to measure the performance of the NHS, and is the Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) an effective measure of local authority performance? How do public… read more

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