Answer one essay title from the list below.
Write an essay addressing one of the following questions:
1. In relation to a particular policy problem, critically analyse what impact New Public Management has had on policy processes in the public sector in the UK since 1990.
2. Focusing on a particular policy area, look at the cuts in public expenditure announced since 2010. Critically analyse their consequences in such areas and assess if the UK government achieved their goals.
3. In recent times several areas of the public sector have been managed through markets or through contracts. Consider critically the effectiveness of such public sector management,discussing it in relation to a concrete example.