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  • The Politics of Regulation, Pt. 3: Fear in the Ranks

    The empirical evidence suggests that, far from creating a democratic and effective culture of accountability in the public sector, the new bureaucracy has contributed to a culture of suspicion, a culture that threatens to undermine already fragile relations of trust and respect.

  • The Politics of Regulation, Pt. 2: Time and the Front Line

    One regulatory mechanism accountability must inevitably encounter is time, although there is a surprising dearth of research on this relationship. This is surprising, as for Lipsky’s street-level bureaucrats, the exercise of professional judgement is essential to their function as shapers of public

  • Foucault and the World University: Ansgar Allen Responds

    Here, Ansgar Allen responds to a previous post ‘What can Foucault tell us about the future of the university?‘ which commented on a recent article of his… The political future of Foucauldian critique is very much in the balance. It is threatened