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Which way is out? – Ethics in a post-Austerity World

August 9, 2017

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Coroners’ Recommendations and the Promise of Saved Lives

July 27, 2016

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Research-methods-cloudsDr Jennifer Moore examines two highly debated questions: do coroners’ recommendations save lives and how often are they implemented?
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Are regional approaches to refugee protection really the best way forward?

June 10, 2016

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Mathew-Harley-Refugees8Regional approaches are often presented as a promising approach to the protection of refugees and the search for durable solutions. The international organisation mandated to support refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has often advocated for and been closely involved in regional arrangements for protection of refugees. Penelope Mathew and Tristan Harley take a closer look at the issue.

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The Importance of Boring Old Public Management

May 26, 2016

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public-mgt-blog-picChristopher Pollitt explains.

The mass media are full of political theatre but usually say little about the management and administration of public programmes. Management may get attention when something goes wrong (‘Accident and Emergency departments in crisis!’; ‘Passport office chaos!’) but most of the time administrative issues are seemingly too boring to attract much journalistic attention.

This lack of interest in managerial issues is often echoed among politicians themselves. They are busy feeding the 24/7 news cycle with stories of personalities, innovations, transformations, disasters, plots and crises. Organising things is not their forté – most politicians have little experience of running large, complex organisations, and in career terms they have little to gain from investing much time in learning how to do so.

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The Ethical Discussion of Innovation – by Georges Enderle

December 16, 2015

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Innovation has become a buzzword that promises dramatic changes in almost every field of business. Absent from this fascination, however, is a serious discussion of the ethical aspects of dramatic change. Georges Enderle discusses recent news which can shed a bright light on the mind-boggling prospects being considered without ethical discussion and guidance. […]

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