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How Social Capital Arises in Areas: New Studies

March 22, 2021

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Authors of ‘How social capital arises in areas’ in Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health, Tor Iversen and Tigist Woldetsadik Sommeno, summarise their chapter.

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Podcast – Carrera and Dunleavy discuss their new book ‘Growing the Productivity of Government Services’

March 7, 2013

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Podcast – Carrera and Dunleavy discuss their new book ‘Growing the Productivity of Government Services’

A copy of Professor Patrick Dunleavy’s powerpoint presentation is available to download here: ‘Growing the Productivity of Government Services’ (pdf).

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The rise of a robot state? New frontiers for growing the productivity of government services – by Patrick Dunleavy and Leandro Carrera

February 26, 2013

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Conventional wisdom and most national statistics have long treated the productivity of the government services sector as entirely flat. Only a tiny literature considers what actually happened to productivity at the organizational level. In this article, originally posted on the LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog, Patrick Dunleavy and Leandro Carrera draw on their pioneering book, arguing that we need to radically rethink our attitudes. We should begin adjusting to a public sector where intelligently implemented digital changes and services reorganizations can rapidly increase productivity over time.

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