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Improving Public Services: Public Administration Reform in Northern Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Knox, Colin
dc.contributor.author Carmichael, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-22T11:25:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-22T11:25:32Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Colin Knox and Paul Carmichael; 2004; Improving Public Services: Public Administration Reform in Northern Ireland; Journal of Social Policy; http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/2094 ru_RU
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/2094
dc.description.abstract The devolved government in Northern Ireland set about the task of putting in place ‘a modern and effective system of public administration that can deliver high quality public services to our citizens’. It did so through a review of public administration launched in June 2002. This paper offers a formative evaluation of the quest to improve the quality of public services, now being taken forward by a British minister since the suspension of devolution. It argues that the review is being driven by institutional concerns and is devoid of a public service modernising agenda. Additionally, it contends that how people in Northern Ireland perceive public services is contingent on their views on its constitutional status (Direct Rule or devolved government) which, in turn, is linked to their support for the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, rather than the performance of public bodies. As a consequence, the reforms may result in little more than institutional tinkering with doubtful impact on the quality of public services ru_RU
dc.language.iso en ru_RU
dc.publisher Journal of Social Policy ru_RU
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Northern Ireland ru_RU
dc.subject Public Administration ru_RU
dc.title Improving Public Services: Public Administration Reform in Northern Ireland ru_RU
dc.type Article ru_RU


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