Public Sector Reform: Towards a New Paradigm?

Panel Code
RC27.04
Type
Open Panel
Language
English
Discussants
Description

We are said to live in the age of new public governance and post-NPM. At the same time, the financial crisis has brought about pressures for austerity and 'cut-backs' in public services, potentially revitalising demands for more privatised and marketised forms of public service delivery. This panel explores empirical patterns and theoretical consequences of the contrasting images of public sector reform.