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Author Latham, Roger, 1950-
Title Public services and financial austerity : getting out of the hole? / Roger Latham, Malcolm Prowle ; with a foreword by Margaret Wheatley.
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Book Cover

 Floor3  HD4645.A5 L38 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 264 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-261) and index.
Contents Part I. Issues and Alternatives: Introduction; The current and future challenges facing public services; We are not alone: how others have coped; Strategic background -- Part II. The Traditional Model of Public Service and its Prospects for Success: The development of modern public services; The characteristics of the current UK public service model; UK public services: attempts at reform -- Part III. Radical Alternatives and Charting the Way Forward: A new paradigm; Managing the change: what are the implications?; The wider view; Postscript: nor far enough.
Summary "The authorssuggest that some of the problems of the public sector are self-inflicted and that current policies may only deliver partial success "at a price we cannot afford". It proposes a radical alternative and discusses practical ways it could be implemented. It also explores the threats and opportunities that such an approach might face"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Municipal services -- Great Britain.
Public utilities -- Great Britain.
Budget deficits -- Great Britain.
Related Names Prowle, Malcolm.
ISBN 9780230296503
OCLC number 740623837