Organiser: Professor Karin Moser, Director of the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research (LCBER)
Explaining the Era of New Public Populism
Nov 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Nov 11, 2021 2:00 pm
‘ResearchToday!’ is a research seminar series that shows the width of research in the Business School, and is a forum to foster the collaboration and exchange among interested colleagues. We meet weekly during teaching term times.
This week's seminar presentation will be given by Professor Emeritus Prof Alex Murdock. To give you a taste of the session, a brief abstract can be found below:
Disenchantment, social division and anti-elitism have given rise to simplistic answers and contradictory positions. Since populism is neither inherently logical nor rational, it is difficult to address in a coherent fashion. Public services are asked to tackle the array of social concerns which underpin the growth of populism. New Public Populism is a departure in logic from NPM and NPL. It represents a contradiction for the delivery of public services when the very citizens who need to be satisfied politically are in many cases also the most vulnerable and need to be cared for. We consider this using the concept of ‘public services’ through ‘broad and narrow’ definitions of what constitutes such services. We examine how different theoretical concepts have shaped the views of public services ranging from traditional public administration through to exploring the emerging implications of populism.
Who can attend?
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