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Vol 22 No 12 Dec 17/Jan 18

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McGregor on Damages

Edited by: James Edelman, Simon Colton, Jason Varuhas
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Public Service Reforms

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Dawn OliverDean and Head of Department, Faculty of Law, University College, London University, Gavin DrewryHead of Department of Social Policy and Social Science, Royal Holloway, University of London

ISBN13: 9781855673915
ISBN: 1855673916
Published: September 1996
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work argues that traditional forms of accountability, based on ministerial responsibility to Parliament, may need to be reassessed, and the new public management matched by a new administrative law.

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The changing landscape of public administration - issues of accountability; themes and theories - why reform the public service?; the public sector reforms - principles and problems; public administration, public management and the law; Parliament and the reformed civil service; executive agencies and the Citizen's Charter - three case studies; cross-national perspectives - Sweden and New Zealand; accountability and public service - towards a new administrative law. Appendices: the Armstrong memorandum; the civil service code.