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Data for 'A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?' (Hood and Dixon, OUP, 2015)

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Datasets used for the figures in Hood and Dixon 2015
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In their book 'A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less' Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon evaluated the performance of UK government over the past 30 years, a period during which the managerialist reforms known collectively as 'New Public Management' were expected (by proponents of the reforms) to raise the quality and lower the costs of government.. To assess whether this was the case, Hood and Dixon assembled a wealth of quantitative data from official government sources. The archived ...

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Queen's
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All Souls
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F/08 632/B
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Publisher:
University of Oxford
Publication date:
2015
Spatial coverage:
UK, in some cases distinguishing England from Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
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Temporal coverage:
1980 - 2013
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2010 - 2014
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English
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Digital
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Data and sources for the graphs in A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less? Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government by Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon, 2015, Oxford University Press (ISBN 978-0-19-968702-2). Quantitative data assembled by the authors from official (governmental) primary sources are given in full in the Excel spreadsheets (one for each Chapter), and secondary sources are cited. The primary sources should be consulted if further analysis of... Expand documentation

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