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Public appointments are still 'male, pale and stale': new recruitment strategies and recognition of the value of a variety of backgrounds are needed to change this

By Matthew Flinders, Felicity Matthews and Christina Eason


Policy makers appear to be recognising that the lack of representativeness of both Parliament and the civil service is a problem. A better mix of backgrounds may also help the public rebuild some trust in political institutions. Mathew Flinders, Felicity Matthews and Christina Eason discuss recent research looking reasons behind the continued traditional make-up of public appointments

Topics: JA Political science (General)
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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