9781849663489

The Public Services A New Reform Agenda

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    9781849663489

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    1849663483

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-29
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

This volume investigates the future of public service reform in the UK. Containing original research from some of the UK's leading political thinkers, it explores the interace between citizens, the state and civil society in contemporary Britain , examining how a new public services settlement might be constructed that is grounded in the needs, wants and capabilities of contemporary citizens. Contributors include Patrick Dunleavy, Gerry Stoker, Michael Kenny, Hartley Dean, Peter Taylor-Gooby, Peter Alcock, Polly Vizard and Christopher Hood.

Author Biography

Henry Kippin is Commission Manager to the Commission on 2020 Public Services at the RSA in London. He is a fellow of the Political Economy Research Centre at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Gerry Stoker is Professor of Politics and Governance at the University of Southampton, UK. He has authored or edited over 20 books and published over 70 refereed articles or chapters in books. Professor Stoker was the founding Chair of the New Local Government Network, which was the think tank of the year in 2004 and his book ‘Why Politics Matters' won the 2006 political book of the year award from the Political Studies Association of the UK.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction – Simon Griffiths and Henry Kippin
PART I: NEW RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STATE AND CITIZEN
2: Motivation, Behaviour and the Microfoundations of Public Services - Gerry Stoker and Alice Moseley
3: Developing a Civic Approach to Public Services: Time to take pluralism seriously - Michael Kenny
4: Towards a new model of public services: The capability approach and rights-based approaches- Polly Vizard
5: Public Service Reform and Social Inequality - Peter Taylor-Gooby
6: Democracy, Deliberation and Public Service Reform - Annabelle Lever
PART II: A NEW PUBLIC SERVICES ECOLOGY
7: Fostering Supply Side Markets for Public Services - Paul A. Grout
8: A New Role for the Third Sector? - Pete Alcock
9: Targets, choice and voice: accountability in public services? - Deborah Wilson
10: Choice and competition: evidence from healthcare - Carol Propper
11: Joined-up public services - Patrick Dunleavy
PART III: A NEW FISCAL RELATIONSHIP
12: Financing Future Welfare States: A new partnership model? - Howard Glennerster
13: Reflections on Public Service Reform in a Cold Fiscal Climate - Christopher Hood
Afterword – Ben Lucas, Gerry Stoker and Matthew Taylor
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