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There are different forms of accountability and there may be tensions and contradictions between them. A prime example would be the tension between managerial and democratic principles of accountability: This paper characterises first of all the current organisation and management of public services in the UK.
It will argue that there has been a paradigm shift to the New Public Management NPM model, driven in part by the new political economy of the s. It will then consider whether this NPM model has been disturbed by the election of the Blair Government in It then analyses shifts in accountability mechanisms which have accompanied public sector restructuring in the UK context.
It will conclude that local democratic principles have been increasingly marginalised at least in the specifically English context, and that the dominant mode of accountability is increasingly top down in nature.
Quite different experiences may be apparent within different jurisdictions, even within Continental Western Europe and the UK experience may be highly culturally bounded.
This shift is profound in nature, going well beyond the usual superficial and transient managerial 'fad or fashion' Abrahamson, to achieve radical shifts in structure, systems and perhaps even underlying value systems. The same broad trends are evident across different subsectors health; education; Whitehallalthough the rate and pace of change varies.
Such a mega Expose institutions politiques uk can only be understood within a distinctive and radically altered political and economic context. A Unitary State Perhaps a description of basic political institutions is a good place to start. States in which political power is diffused between various power centres have found it more difficult to achieve radical restructuring in the public sector, even when the ideological climate for downsizing the State was receptive an example would be the USA, Pollitt,under Reagan.
Another example of a federal system would be Canada, where the experience varies markedly at the provincial level Alberta is a fast mover; Quebec a slow mover and the federal government plays a secondary role.
By contrast, the UK has classically been a centralised unitary State. Power is heavily concentrated in the hands of central Ministers appointed from the ruling Party.
The second chamber House of Lords is weak and lacks legitimacy as it is not elected, and there is no division of power between a President and a Prime Minister as in France.
The voting system produces one party government with no need for form Public Management in the UK: Efficiency and Accountability 1 23 coalitions and which is elected for a very substantial five year term.
There is no written constitution but rather judges operate within a tradition of case law. Increases in public spending pushed the proportion of GDP accounted for by the public sector up above 40 per cent, with the argument that the public sector was 'crowding ouf the private sector and preventing market signais from operating.
Kickert notes that UK accounts of public sector reform often heavily emphasise the ideological component of change. The public sector needed to be downsized, subjected to market forces and made more business like. The radical right governments of the s were interested in radical ideas which might guide them in the quest for public sector reform, in a manner alien to the pragmatic and consensual politics of the s and s.
We certainly did not see 'the end of ideology' in public sector reform. For example, the reorganisation of the NHS was directly informed by the model of the quasi market advocated by Enthoven in his pamphlet. State Reform as a Strategic Policy Domain The usual pattern is for exercises in State reform to be seen as a low level or technical matter delegated to invisible Ministries of Public Administration and struggling to remain on the political agenda.
The public sector was to be made 'leaner and meaner' and 'galloping government was to get off taxpayers' backs'. So there was political interest in the reform of the state at the very highest level: New advisers for example Sir Roy Griffiths from the supermarket chain Sainsbury's or Lord Rayner from Marks and Spencers were brought in with their private sector expertise to help remodel the public sector.
New advice centres e. It was convinced that there were big productivity gains to be secured within the public sector, and began to devise mechanisms such as an Efficiency Index to put pressure on local providers. There were attempts to shift power away from providers first of ail the trade unions, but then professional groupings within the public sector and to empower consumers within a new rhetoric of "choice".
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The rise of social protection on the development agenda is now an established fact. The global financial and economic crisis since at least temporarily reinforced this, though 5 years later the emphasis seems to have shifted somewhat to so-called productive sectors and the potential of.
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