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20052019
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Research Output 2005 2019

2019

Administrative Culture

MacCarthaigh, M. & Saarniit, L., 04 Nov 2019, Encyclopedia of Public Administration . Thynne, I. & Peters, B. G. (eds.). OUP Oxford

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

public administration
public sector
reform
interpretation
literature
1 Citation (Scopus)
94 Downloads (Pure)

Exploiting Conditionality: EU and International Actors and post-NPM Reform in Ireland

MacCarthaigh, M. & Hardiman, N., 2019, Public Policy and Administration.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
File
Ireland
EU
reform
loan
public service

Precarious Bicameralism? Senates in Ireland from the late Middle Ages to the Present

MacCarthaigh, M. & Martin, S., 18 Oct 2019, Reforming Senates: Upper Legislative Houses in North Atlantic Small Powers 1800-present . Bijleveld, N., Grittner, C., Smith, D. E. & Verstegen, W. (eds.). London : Routledge, (Routledge Studies in Modern History).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

44 Downloads (Pure)

Public service integration in hard times: Merging unemployment benefit and labour market activation measures

Köppe, S. & MacCarthaigh, M., 03 Jun 2019, In : Administration. 67, 2, 137 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
activation
public service
unemployment
labor market
debt crisis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Tangling with the Troika: ‘domestic ownership’ as political and administrative engagement in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal

Hardiman, N., Spanou, C., Araújo, J. F. & MacCarthaigh, M., 24 May 2019, In : Public Management Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Consolidation
Ireland
Ownership
Loans
Portugal
2018
93 Downloads (Pure)

A Century of Irish Parliamentary Government

Finnegan, P. & MacCarthaigh, M., 31 Dec 2018, Administration, 66, 4, p. 49-59 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
File
parliament
politics
experience
twentieth century
present
5 Citations (Scopus)
38 Downloads (Pure)

Collaborative cost-cutting: productive efficiency as an interdependency between public organizations

Elston, T., MacCarthaigh, M. & Verhoest, K., 20 Feb 2018, In : Public Management Review. 20, 12, p. 1815-1835 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Costs
Productive efficiency
Interdependencies
Public organizations
Organizational size
2017

Budgetary and Financial Management Reform in Ireland

MacCarthaigh, M. & Hardiman, N., 07 Jul 2017, Public Management in Times of Austerity. Ghin, E. M., Hansen, H. F. & Kristiansen, M. (eds.). Routlege, p. 203-21 19 p. (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

1 Citation (Scopus)
106 Downloads (Pure)

Commissions and Local Government Reform: Expressed Leadership Identities of Commissioners in Inquiries Proposing Municipal Mergers in Northern Ireland and New South Wales

Wallis, J., Brodtkorb, T., Dollery, B. & MacCarthaigh, M., 11 Apr 2017, In : Politics & Policy. 45, 2, p. 285-308 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
government reform
merger
leadership
structural reform
stakeholder

Coordination in Europe

MacCarthaigh, M. & Molenveld, A., 07 Dec 2017, Public administration and public management in Europe. Ongaro, E. & Van Thiel, S. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 653-670 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

process management
public management
public administration
EU
examination
1 Citation (Scopus)

Cutback Management in Ireland in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

MacCarthaigh, M. & Hardiman, N., 07 Jul 2017, Public Management in Times of Austerity. Ghin, E. M., Hansen, H. F. & Kristiansen, M. (eds.). Routlege, p. 111-28 18 p. (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Public Sector Reform in Ireland: Countering Crisis

MacCarthaigh, M., 24 Jul 2017, Palgrave Macmillan. (Executive Politics and Governance)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

2 Citations (Scopus)
238 Downloads (Pure)

Reforming the Irish Public Service: A Multiple Streams Perspective

MacCarthaigh, M., May 2017, In : Administration. 65, 2, p. 145-64 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
public service
reform
public expenditures
industrial relations
financial management
2016

Informal relationships and de facto independence of the regulator in the irish telecommunications regulatory arrangement

MacCarthaigh, M., 01 Jan 2016, Multi-Level Regulation in the Telecommunications Sector: Adaptive Regulatory Arrangements in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Palgrave/Macmillan, p. 78-107 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

telecommunication
jurisdiction
EU
regime
governance
2 Citations (Scopus)
127 Downloads (Pure)

Managing for Legitimacy: Agency Governance in its “Deep” Constitutional Context

MacCarthaigh, M., Painter, M. & Yee, W-H., 28 Apr 2016, In : Public Administration Review. 76, 3, p. 496-506 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
legitimacy
governance
Ireland
parliamentary democracy
Hong Kong
1 Citation (Scopus)
127 Downloads (Pure)

Quango Reform: The Next Steps

Dommett, K. & MacCarthaigh, M., May 2016, In : Public Money and Management. 36, 4, p. 249-256 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
reform
reform program
transparency
Ireland
coalition
10 Citations (Scopus)
300 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Ireland
governance
responsibility
public management
financial crisis
14 Citations (Scopus)
168 Downloads (Pure)

Sharing services, saving money? Five risks to cost saving when organizations share administrative services

Elston, T. & MacCarthaigh, M., Jul 2016, In : Public Money and Management. 36, 5, p. 349-356 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
money
costs
organization theory
political science
Ireland
9 Citations (Scopus)
142 Downloads (Pure)

State retrenchment and administrative reform in Ireland: Probing comparative policy paradigms

Hardiman, N. & MacCarthaigh, M., 15 Jan 2016, In : Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 19, 2, p. 100-118

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ireland
paradigm
public budget
reform
economic crisis

The Governance of Childcare in Transition: A Comparative Analysis

Hlepas, N., Kettunen, P., MacCarthaigh, M., Navarro, C., Kutsar, D., Richter, P. & Teles, F., Aug 2016, Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis: National Trajectories and International Comparisons. Kuhlmann, S. & Bouckaert, G. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 237-51 15 p. (Governance and Public Management).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

governance
2015
443 Downloads (Pure)

Austerity and Reform of the Irish Public Administration

MacCarthaigh, M., 2015, Revista de Administração e Emprego Público - RAEP, 1, 1, p. 143-164 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
File
public administration
reform
financial crisis
public service
Ireland
12 Citations (Scopus)
60 Downloads (Pure)

Bicameralism in the Republic of Ireland: The Seanad Abolition Referendum

MacCarthaigh, M. & Martin, S., 2015, In : Irish Political Studies. 30, 1, p. 121-131 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
bicameralism
referendum
chamber
Ireland
republic
2014
15 Citations (Scopus)
71 Downloads (Pure)

Agency Termination in Ireland: Culls and bonfires, or life after death?

Maccarthaigh, M., 2014, In : Public Administration. 92, 4, p. 1017-1037 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
rationalization
Ireland
death
financial crisis
evidence

Civil Service Accountability: Challenge and Change

MacCarthaigh, M. & Boyle, R., Jan 2014, State of the Public Service Series, 12 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

84 Downloads (Pure)

Informal Relationships and De Facto Independence of the Regulator in the Irish Telecommunications Regulatory Arrangement

MacCarthaigh, M., Jun 2014, Multi-level regulation in the telecommunications sector: Adaptive regulatory arrangements in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Aubin, D. & Verhoest, K. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 78-107 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File

Review of "Reforming Political Institutions: Ireland in Comparative Perspective"

MacCarthaigh, M., 30 Jan 2014, In : Administration. 61, 4, p. 111-114 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Shared Services in Ireland

MacCarthaigh, M., Nov 2014, Organizing for Coordination in the Public Sector: Practices and Lessons from 12 European Countries. Laegreid, P., Sarapuu, K., Rykkja, L. H. & Randma-Liiv, T. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 54-65 12 p. (Public Sector Organizations).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Ireland
financial crisis
savings
private sector
efficiency
2013

Public Administration and Administrative Reforms in Ireland

MacCarthaigh, M., 2013, Handbook de Administração Pública. Madureira, C. & Asensio, M. (eds.). Lisbon: Instituto Nacional de Administração, p. 377-396

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

1 Citation (Scopus)
242 Downloads (Pure)

Reform of public policy-making in Ireland

MacCarthaigh, M., Mar 2013, In : Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. 42, p. 89-95 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
2012
17 Citations (Scopus)

Analyzing longitudinal continuity and change in public sector organizations

MacCarthaigh, M. & Roness, P. G., 01 Jan 2012, In : International Journal of Public Administration. 35, 12, p. 773-782 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

public sector
continuity
administrative system
organizational change
life cycle

Conclusions: Reforming Government

MacCarthaigh, M. & O'Malley, E., 2012, Governing Ireland: From Cabinet Government to Delegated Governance. O'Malley, E. & MacCarthaigh, M. (eds.). Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, p. 260-65 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

2 Citations (Scopus)

Debate: Shrinking the quango state- an international view

MacCarthaigh, M., 01 Nov 2012, Public Money and Management, 32, p. 397-399 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

From Agencification to De-Agencification: The changing bureaucratic model

MacCarthaigh, M., 01 Mar 2012, Governing Ireland: From Cabinet Government to Delegated Governance. O'Malley, E. & MacCarthaigh, M. (eds.). Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, p. 128-51 312 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Governance and Accountability: The Limits of New Institutional Remedies

MacCarthaigh, M., 2012, Irish Governance in Crisis. Hardiman, N. (ed.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 23-42 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Governing Ireland: From Cabinet Government to Delegated Governance

O'Malley, E. (ed.) & MacCarthaigh, M. (ed.), 01 Mar 2012, Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. 312 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Ireland
governance
social partnership
administrative system
civil servant

Introduction: The Context for Governing Ireland

O'Malley, E. & MacCarthaigh, M., 01 Mar 2012, Governing Ireland: From Cabinet Government to Delegated Governance. O'Malley, E. & MacCarthaigh, M. (eds.). Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, p. 1-14 312 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

10 Citations (Scopus)

Mapping and understanding organizational change: Ireland 1922-2010

MacCarthaigh, M., 01 Jan 2012, In : International Journal of Public Administration. 35, 12, p. 795-807 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

organizational change
bureaucracy
Ireland
administrative system
life cycle
8 Citations (Scopus)

Mapping public sector organizations: An agenda for future research

MacCarthaigh, M., Roness, P. G. & Sarapuu, K., 01 Jan 2012, In : International Journal of Public Administration. 35, 12, p. 844-851 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

organizational change
public sector
public administration
Agenda
Public sector organizations

Parliamentary Reform

MacCarthaigh, M. & Manning, M., 2012, The Houses of the Oireachtas: Parliament in Ireland. MacCarthaigh, M. & Manning, M. (eds.). Dublin, p. 432-48 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

17 Citations (Scopus)

Politics, policy preferences and the evolution of Irish bureaucracy: A framework for analysis

MacCarthaigh, M., 01 Feb 2012, In : Irish Political Studies. 27, 1, p. 23-47 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

administrative system
bureaucracy
political goal
politics
system change
2011

Fit for Purpose? Challenges for Irish Public Administration and Priorities for Public Service Reform

MacCarthaigh, M. & Boyle, R., Apr 2011, State of the Public Service Series, 4 58 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

public administration
public service
reform
administrative system
reform program
7 Citations (Scopus)

Joined-up government in Ireland: From un-strategic choices to patriotic imperatives

MacCarthaigh, M. & Boyle, R., 01 Mar 2011, In : International Journal of Public Administration. 34, 4, p. 213-220 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ireland
public service
public spending
public management
financial crisis
13 Citations (Scopus)

Managing state-owned enterprises in an age of crisis: An analysis of irish experience

Maccarthaigh, M., 01 May 2011, In : Policy Studies. 32, 3, p. 215-230 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

experience
political control
public management
financial crisis
public sector

The Houses of the Oireachtas: Parliament in Ireland

MacCarthaigh, M. (ed.) & Manning, M. (ed.), 11 Jan 2011, Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. 520 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

parliament
Ireland
parliamentarism
public budget
reform
16 Citations (Scopus)

The Un-Politics of New Public Management in Ireland

Hardiman, N. & MacCarthaigh, M., 16 Mar 2011, Administrative Reforms and Democratic Governance. Pierre, J. & Emeri-Douzans, J-M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 55-67 13 p. (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

New Public Management
public administration
Ireland
politics
organizational change
2010

Autonomy and Control of State Agencies: Comparing States and Agencies

Verhoest, K., Roness, P. G., Verschuere, B., Rubecksen, K. & MacCarthaigh, M., 29 Jan 2010, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 311 p. (Public Sector Organizations)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

autonomy
management
regime
organization theory
New Public Management

Book Reviews: The Dail in the 21st century

MacCarthaigh, M., 2010, In : Journal of Legislative Studies. 16, 4, p. 515-21

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

book review
14 Citations (Scopus)

Organising for growth: Irish state administration 1958-2008

Hardiman, N. & Maccarthaigh, M., 01 Sep 2010, In : Economic and Social Review. 41, 3, p. 367-393 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

industrial development
public administration
modernization
public sector
reform

Parliamentary Scrutiny of Department and Agencies

MacCarthaigh, M., 2010, The Houses of the Oireachtas: Parliament in Ireland. MacCarthaigh, M. & Manning, M. (eds.). Institute of Public Administration, p. 358-76 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

The Role of the Houses of the Oireachtas: Theory and Practice

MacCarthaigh, M., 2010, The Houses of the Oireachtas: Parliament in Ireland. MacCarthaigh, M. & Manning, M. (eds.). Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, p. 35-53 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)