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Public Appointments: Options for Reform

Clancy, Paula and O'Connor, Nat (2011) Public Appointments: Options for Reform. TASC Papers, TASC, 39 pp [Internet publication]

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In this paper, the authors address the ad hoc and politicised manner in which people come to be appointed to the boards of public bodies in Ireland. Some of the problems of this system are described. Alternative models for more transparent and independent public appointments are presented, along with arguments for more meritocracy, transparency anddiversity in public appointments. These provide a range of options for improving the current appointments process. The authors argue that the current ad hoc process needs to be replaced with clear rules - regardless of which model or mix of models is formally adopted.

Item Type:Internet publication
Keywords:Public Appointments, State Boards, Corporate Governance
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:32934
Deposited By: Dr Nat O'Connor
Deposited On:18 Jan 2016 15:16
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:20

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