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Modernising Irish Government Gill and MacMillan

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Modernising Irish Government
The Politics of Administrative Reform is a Gill and Macmillan publication deals with the Irish Government public service etc.
New and up-to-date textbook providing an enduring and academically informed account of Irish Government today. Presents the major historical turning points in the development of Irish public services, with a particular focus on the civil service; and covers the mid-nineteenth-century reforms, the foundations of the State, and the Lemass-Whittaker economic initiative.
Introduces the Strategic Management Initiative, its origins and its impact; discussed in terms of efficiency, responsibility and democracy
Examines 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

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