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Constitutional futures and models of policy making

Professor Michael Keating | 01 February 2013

Whether under independence or extended devolution, scotland's ability to manage its own affairs will be constrained. It will be within the european union, have continued links to the rest of the united kingdom and face competitive pressures from worl ...

Evidence symposia - exploring the evidence base on key policy themes

Professor Gareth Rees | Sociology | 01 June 2012

This award supports the organisation of four evidence symposia by the wales institute for social and economic research, data  and methods (wiserd), in partnership with the welsh government. The symposia will bring together leading experts and se ...

Public services: performance management of higher education: an analysis

Professor Jane Broadbent | Management & Business Studies | 02 May 2005

This project will analyse the nature, action effects and effectiveness of performance management systems (pms) in higher education, enabling development of a theoretical and empirical framework for their analysis pms the public services more generall ...

Standards of evidence for assessing public service performance

Professor Oliver James | Political Science | 01 October 2007

The need for assessments of public service performance to be, in some sense, 'evidence based' is generally uncontroversial but standards of evidence are not straightforward to develop or implement. Standards of evidence relate to the production and u ...

Public services: correlates of success in performance assessment

Professor Iain Mclean | Political Science and International Relations | 01 April 2005

The audit commission publishes comprehensive performance assessment (cpa) scores for local authorities in england. Scotland and wales have less quantitative regimes. Any inspection regime may be subject to “goodhart’s law”, when a measure becomes a t ...

Public services: exit and voice as a means of enhancing service delivery

Professor Keith Dowding | Political Science and International Relations | 01 April 2005

This research applies the ideas expressed in albert hirschman’s book, exit, voice and loyalty.   he argued that there is a trade-off between exit and voice, which may decrease efficiency because the voice of consumers keeps organisations respons ...

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