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Challenging times, challenging administrationThe role of public administration in producing social justice in Ireland$
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Chris McInerney

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088292

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088292.001.0001

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Social justice and public administration in practice

Social justice and public administration in practice

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Challenging times, challenging administration

Chris McInerney

Manchester University Press

Chapter 7 presents three case studies of national and local level administrative practice to illustrate how the Irish public administration system deals with issues of social justice. The first of these looks at the role of state agencies via the experience of the Combat Poverty Agency while the second explores the contribution of the National Anti-Poverty Strategy and the related poverty proofing / poverty impact assessment process. Both of these case studies suggest a less than positive picture of administrative engagement with social justice issues and conclude that while the state may develop a range of policy or structural instruments, there is no guarantee that these will become administratively or politically embedded. By contrast, the final case study captures the experience of a local authority led, urban regeneration programme in Tralee. In this more positive case, a combination of individual initiative amongst local authority and Health Service Executive staff, allied with the support of senior level management, local residents and elected representatives, produces an example of how public administration can operate in constructive, deliberative and problem solving mode

Keywords:   Case studies, Public administration practice, Social justice, National Anti-Poverty Strategy, Combat Poverty Agency, Poverty proofing, Regeneration

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