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Why you should read this book

WithPhilip Monaghan

While developed and developing economies alike are slowly emerging from the worst recession since the USA's first Great Depression at the start of the last century, the turmoil of the recovery is likely to last for years to come. One consequence of the emergency response to the economic devastation is a dramatic and virtually unanimous reduction on public spending in the medium to long term, even if some are still implementing a short-term spending stimulus to avert further recession. Sharing reflections from a new generation of public service innovators will assist the drive towards excellence on sustainability in defiance of the credit crunch. For the first time in a generation, public servants and elected councillors have a critical window of opportunity to engage in new forms of learning and innovation that may actually lay the foundations to increase the council's competitiveness.