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Revelations of dysfunctional governance in Wandsworth Prison are a reflection of the precariousness of bureaucratic arrangements throughout the public sector and their potential to unravel

Bastow, Simon (2011) Revelations of dysfunctional governance in Wandsworth Prison are a reflection of the precariousness of bureaucratic arrangements throughout the public sector and their potential to unravel. British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Aug 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last Wednesday’s resoundingly critical report on HMP Wandsworth by the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick, found evidence of severe deficiencies in many aspects of the prison’s management, staff culture, conditions and regimes. The report is now especially prescient given that London’s prisons were ‘filled to capacity’ after the recent riots. Simon Bastow argues that this is a stark reminder of how governance dysfunction can remain latent in a public sector system, while at the same time, can appear to be gradually improving.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 16:03
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37955/

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