'Who's responsible for the state we're in?' Government and public sector: accountability and responsibility in an era of crisis and austerity

Duncan McTavish

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

To explore the shifting contours of politico-economic governmental responsibility and accountability from the consensually driven Keynesian welfare state model through to the market focused neo-liberal new public management (NPM) approach and beyond. In particular the chapter addresses the post-2008 crisis and austerity environment. It questions why the apparent failure of the market privileged neo-liberal model resulting in financial crisis and the prolonged aftermath has not led to an alternative recognizably coherent or consensually based approach to government and state responsibility for politico-economic management, and the implications of this for the accountability of public services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLooking for Consensus?: Civil Society, Social Movements and Crises for Public Management
EditorsJ. Diamond, J. Liddle
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
ISBN (Print)9781781907245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameCritical Perspectives in International Public Sector Management
PublisherEmerald
Volume2

Keywords

  • public sector
  • public policy
  • austerity
  • financial crisis

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of ''Who's responsible for the state we're in?' Government and public sector: accountability and responsibility in an era of crisis and austerity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    McTavish, D. (2013). 'Who's responsible for the state we're in?' Government and public sector: accountability and responsibility in an era of crisis and austerity. In J. Diamond, & J. Liddle (Eds.), Looking for Consensus?: Civil Society, Social Movements and Crises for Public Management (Critical Perspectives in International Public Sector Management; Vol. 2). Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2045-7944(2013)0000002002