The financial crisis of 2008-9 and resulting recession in many western countries has in turn produced new fiscal crises in many, and subsequent radical cutbacks in public spending. This first session will discuss how public management is being affected by, and is coping with, this latest crisis.
Professor Christopher Pollitt (Leuven) will kick off this discussion with a paper entitled: “CUTBACKS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REFORM: LET’S NOT KID OURSELVES”
Professor Larry Lynn (Texas and Manchester) will join the discussion later with further reflections and a comment on what has been said by contributors so far.
We’d like to especially encourage people to send in brief “country reports” summarising what has happened in particular places – usually 700 or so words is a good length. But please fell free to comment and contribute on any aspect of the discussion.