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Modernising Irish Government: The Politics of Administrative Reform

Modernising Irish Government: The Politics of Administrative Reform (Paperback)

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Introduces the Strategic Management Initiative, its origins and its impact;

discussed in terms of efficiency, responsibility and democracyExamines the scale, scope and structure of the delivery of services to the

public and their relationship to the civil service, government departments,

commercial semi-state companies and other public bodies

Identifies a number of significant failures in service delivery, examines these

in detail, and offers an analysis of the reasons for them

Reviews the institutional framework for regulating monopolies in such sectors

as telecommunications, aviation and retail competition

Presents a critique of the new kinds of relationships between government & the

people by reviewing Social Partnership, the Citizen Charters of government

departments and other similar instruments

Examines current, key Human Resource issues within the Civil Service, including

the contentious issue of decentralisation

Written in an accessible style by experienced academics from three disciplines, political science, management and human resource management

History & PoliticsPolitics & government Publisher: Gill Publication Date: 15/05/2007 ISBN-13: 9780717141555  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Neil Collins is Dean of Faculty and Professor of Government at University College Cork. Terry Cradden was formerly Head of the School of Commerce and International Business at the University of Ulster. Patrick Butler is Associate Professor at Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia.

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