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Welsh Public Services in Perspective:Inspection, Performance and Public Attitudes
Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

11th March 2009

A select audience of Welsh Assembly Government policy-makers and academics attended this seminar featuring some of the Programmes discoveries about public attitudes and aspects of it’s work on performance regimes. John Curtice (Strathclyde University) presented a session entitled ‘Different policies,different public attitudes?’, looking at differences and non-differences between England and the devolved territories based on his research recently published in the British Social Attitudes Survey. Steve Martin (Cardiff University) spoke on ‘Comparing for Improvement: Local Government Performance Regimes’, describing the impact of different audit and inspection regimes on public services delivery. Our Programme Deputy Director, Deborah Wilson, (Bristol University), chaired the seminar.

Presentations from the day are available to view in PowerPoint:
Different policies, Different attitudes? John Curtice
Comparing local government performance regimes Steve Martin