Public Services and Financial Austerity: Getting Out of the Hole?

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byRoger Latham, Malcolm Prowle

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The authors suggest that some of the problems of the public sector are self-inflicted and that current policies may only deliver partial success "at a price we cannot afford". It proposes a radical alternative and discusses practical ways it could be implemented. It also explores the threats and opportunities that such an approach might face.

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The authors suggest that some of the problems of the public sector are self-inflicted and that current policies may only deliver partial success "at a price we cannot afford". It proposes a radical alternative and discusses practical ways it could be implemented. It also explores the threats and opportunities that such an approach migh...

ROGER LATHAM is Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Business School, UK,and the current President of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). After a nearly career in the City he worked extensively in the public sector, reaching senior positions as Treasurer and Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council. He...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.69 × 5.69 × 0.94 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230296505

ISBN - 13:9780230296503

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Table of Contents

PART I: ISSUES AND ALTERNATIVES
Introduction
The Challenges Facing UK Public Services
We Are Not Alone... How Others Have Coped
Strategic Background
PART II: THE TRADITIONAL MODEL OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ITS PROSPECTS FOR SUCCESSES
The Development of Modern Public Services
The Characteristics of the Current UK Public Services Model
UK Public Services - Attempts at Reform
PART III: RADICAL ALTERNATIVES AND CHARTING THE WAY FORWARD
A New Paradigm
Managing the Change - What are the Implications?
The Wider View
Postscript
References
Bibliography