public sector


Political stakes are high on the front-line of public services. Professionals working in sectors such as education, health and social care function as the interface between the public and the public sector, their capacity to fulfil their duty of care a key component of modern state legitimacy. The fact that […]

The trouble(s) with regulation: How do we ‘police’ the public ...


By Dr. Mark Murphy –  Public sector accountability is an increasing concern for a range of stakeholders, including governments, the general public and not least public sector professions such as health, education and social work. Major question marks exist over the capacity of quality assurance mechanisms to both deliver quality services to […]

The politics of accountability: bureaucracy and the struggle for regulation ...