The Public Sector

September 26, 2012

Pity the Senior Civil Servant – Rewriting the Ministers and...

Minister Pat Rabbite does not believe that the crisis reveals weaknesses in our design for democracy. One might have expected his...

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The Public Sector

September 19, 2012

Part 4 – Policy Narratives in the absence of Grand...

Who can doubt that weaknesses in the civil service contributed to the crisis. We cannot understand these weaknesses without...

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The Public Sector

September 17, 2012

Part 3 – Policy-making, Pragmatism and the role of the...

Why are policies so often poorly constructed and badly implemented? An increasingly popular answer points the finger at...

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The Public Sector

September 14, 2012

Part 2 – A Transformed Democracy

In my first post, I outlined the difficulties and incoherencies in the conduct of our politics that contributed to the crisis. In...

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The Public Sector

September 5, 2012

Part 1 – The Civil Service and the Crisis: an...

The Celtic Tiger is dead. Who is to blame and to what degree? The interrogation goes beyond the action of individuals to question...

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