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From public enterprise through privatisation to public–private mixing – An important Irish contribution

From public enterprise through privatisation to public–private mixing – An important Irish... Administration, vol. 64, no. 1 (2016), pp. 63­74 doi: 10.1515/admin-2016-0011 Professor of Public Administration Emeritus and Visiting Professor, Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra Introduction This article is a set of reflections by an Australian public administration academic who has worked in the field of public enterprise, privatisation and public­private mixing over several decades, in company with several noteworthy Irish practitioners and scholars who have made important contributions to the discipline of public administration. More specifically, it expands on the obituary published in this journal (McNamara, 2009) in memory of the former Director General of the Irish Institute of Public Administration (IPA) Colm Ó Nualláin, seeking particularly to extend the appreciation of his work internationally and in relation to Irish state-sponsored bodies. As will be shown, investigations in which Colm Ó Nualláin took part trace developments in the field of state­market relations over a period of several decades in the later twentieth century and connect significantly with issues that remain pertinent today.1 1 The article is written with some awareness of the Irish State Administration Database and of associated research on Irish state-sponsored bodies, privatisation and so-called agencification ­ drawn particularly from FitzGerald (1963), Hardiman http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Administration de Gruyter

From public enterprise through privatisation to public–private mixing – An important Irish contribution

Administration , Volume 64 (1) – May 1, 2016

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Administration, vol. 64, no. 1 (2016), pp. 63­74 doi: 10.1515/admin-2016-0011 Professor of Public Administration Emeritus and Visiting Professor, Institute of Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra Introduction This article is a set of reflections by an Australian public administration academic who has worked in the field of public enterprise, privatisation and public­private mixing over several decades, in company with several noteworthy Irish practitioners and scholars who have made important contributions to the discipline of public administration. More specifically, it expands on the obituary published in this journal (McNamara, 2009) in memory of the former Director General of the Irish Institute of Public Administration (IPA) Colm Ó Nualláin, seeking particularly to extend the appreciation of his work internationally and in relation to Irish state-sponsored bodies. As will be shown, investigations in which Colm Ó Nualláin took part trace developments in the field of state­market relations over a period of several decades in the later twentieth century and connect significantly with issues that remain pertinent today.1 1 The article is written with some awareness of the Irish State Administration Database and of associated research on Irish state-sponsored bodies, privatisation and so-called agencification ­ drawn particularly from FitzGerald (1963), Hardiman

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Administrationde Gruyter

Published: May 1, 2016

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