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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Mark*
dc.contributor.authorSkillen, Paul*
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-25T13:51:38Z
dc.date.available2017-09-25T13:51:38Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-16
dc.identifier.citationMurphy, M., & Skillen, P. (2018). Exposure to the law: Accountability and its impact on street-level bureaucracy. Social Policy and Society, 17(1), 35-46. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746416000506en
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1474746416000506
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620629
dc.descriptionThis article has been accepted for publication and will appear in a revised form, subsequent to peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Social Policy and Society published by Cambridge University Press. Copyright.en
dc.description.abstractLittle research has been conducted exploring the relationship between public sector accountability and the law. This is a significant oversight given the potential for this relationship to cause unintended consequences around issues of liability, especially in the context of a growing litigation culture. The purpose of the current research is to explore this relationship, using qualitative studies of public sector professionals in England. The findings of the study suggest that increasing emphasis on accountability has led to a growing magnification of legal risk in the public sector, with consequences for the ways in public sector professionals perceive their relations with the public.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/social-policy-and-society/article/exposure-to-the-law-accountability-and-its-impact-on-streetlevel-bureaucracy/C7CAD84020C5D9A0D3B60A20827865B2
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectAccountability
dc.subjectBureaucracy
dc.subjectPublic sector
dc.subjectLitigation
dc.subjectEvidence
dc.titleExposure to the Law: Accountability and its impact on Street Level Bureaucracy
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.eissn1475-3073
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Glasgow; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalSocial Policy and Societyen
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
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rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746416000506
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-11-16
refterms.dateFCD2019-07-15T14:17:42Z
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refterms.dateFOA2016-11-16T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractLittle research has been conducted exploring the relationship between public sector accountability and the law. This is a significant oversight given the potential for this relationship to cause unintended consequences around issues of liability, especially in the context of a growing litigation culture. The purpose of the current research is to explore this relationship, using qualitative studies of public sector professionals in England. The findings of the study suggest that increasing emphasis on accountability has led to a growing magnification of legal risk in the public sector, with consequences for the ways in public sector professionals perceive their relations with the public.
rioxxterms.publicationdate2016-11-16
dc.dateAccepted2016-09-02
dc.date.deposited2017-09-25


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