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After the applause: understanding public management and public service ethos in the fight against Covid - 19.

Shand, Rory; Parker, Steven; Liddle, Joyce; Spolander, Gary; Warwick, Lisa; Ainsworth, Susan

Authors

Rory Shand

Steven Parker

Joyce Liddle

Lisa Warwick

Susan Ainsworth



Abstract

Covid-19 has led to renewed public support for public services. Frontline workers symbolize a renewed ideal of public service ethos (PSE), though little attention has been paid to how the public managers delivering vital services interpret and mobilize PSE. We show how PSE is implemented by public managers reflecting their local contexts. We examine the theoretical roots of PSE and challenges by newer theories of public management before illustrating its contemporary manifestations through three case studies of local government responses to Covid-19 in England, showing how PSE has been adapted in current contexts and continues to inform public management practice.

Citation

SHAND, R., PARKER, S., LIDDLE, J., SPOLANDER, G., WARWICK, L. and AINSWORTH, S. [2022]. After the applause: understanding public management and public service ethos in the fight against Covid-19. Public management review [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2022.2026690

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 5, 2022
Online Publication Date Jan 20, 2022
Deposit Date Feb 3, 2022
Publicly Available Date Feb 3, 2022
Journal Public Management Review
Print ISSN 1471-9037
Electronic ISSN 1471-9045
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2022.2026690
Keywords Public management; Public service ethos; COVID-19
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1585216

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