events archive

The Public Sector Crisis: is Marketisation and Politicisation to Blame?

7:30pm, Wednesday 14 October 2009, Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Toby Marshall asked if the encroachment of the market and politics are really to blame for the sense of crisis in the public sector of if this is a symptom of a broader ideological malaise about the role of the state. He wasintroducing this topic in the run-up to his Battle of Ideas discussion Working for the State: public service or gravy train?.

READINGS

Michael Gove, What is Education For?

Michael Sandel’s 4th Reith Lecture on “The New Politics of the Common Good

In Defence of Targets, by Michael Blastland