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Public Lecture: 15th July 2015

UK Governance Towards 2020

Professor Duncan McTavish
(Glasgow Caledonian University)

UK governance is being redrawn significantly.  What form is this taking and why does it matter?  This lecture locates the present discussion in a broader political and relational context.  We need to reflect on the impact and significance of neo-liberalism in shaping how governance works in the UK and how it shapes political structures, institutions and public services.

In relational terms, governance arrangements between constituent parts of the UK appear to be in the process of redefinition and reconfiguration particularly so in the context of the Scottish referendum in September 2014 and its aftermath.

With a UK general election up-coming in May 2015, uncertainty regarding the UK’s relationship with the rest of the EU and a seemingly significant disenchantment with mainstream political and democratic processes, UK governance towards 2020 could be complex and far from straightforward.

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5.30pm Registration and Refreshments
6.00pm Lecture
7.00pm Refreshments and Networking

Venue: Business School Room B002 (building 9) at Edge Hill University (Directions).

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Professor in Public Policy and Management at the Glasgow School for Business and Society, Professor Duncan McTavish has a wide range of experience and expertise both as an academic and as a successful manager and consultant in public and private sectors. His track record is national and international in scope and in academia he has worked in a number of universities and in a range of countries. He has a wide range of highly regarded publications, edits a leading academic journal, has taught undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level programmes and has led and managed major research and consultancy projects. He is also a non executive director of the Glasgow Council for Voluntary Service.

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