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Restructuring welfare governance, marketisation, managerialism and welfare state professionalism, edited by Tanja Klenk, Emmanuele Pavolini

Summary
Quasi-markets and managerial steering techniques have spread in the provision of welfare state services and are now a salient feature. This innovative book explores the introduction and impact of marketization and managerialism in social policy by adopting a dual perspective - one on regulation and governance, the other on human resources - covering five fields of social service delivery. Welfare governance (e.g. welfare mix, regulation, employment conditions, customer involvement) has changed significantly in the past decade. In particular, the new governance models not only clash with traditional ideas of bureaucratic regulation but also with the norms and standards of professional service delivery. The fact that the labor force in welfare organizations is made up of 'professionals' implies that the introduction of new modes of welfare governance often results in organizational conflicts.The editors and contributors collectively assesses these processes not only by comparing different policy fields and countries, but also by taking a close look inside organizations, examining the coping strategies of professionals, and how they adapt to new models of governing welfare organizations. An ideal compliment to undergraduate and postgraduate study, Restructuring Welfare Governance is essential reading for scholars in the fields of social policy, public administration and comparative welfare state analysis
Language
eng
Note
"All the chapters in this edited volume were initially prepared for an international conference on the Changes in the Public Administration and the Welfare State--Comparative Analyses, held at the University of Potsdam in December 2012."--Page xvi
Physical Description
xvi, 320 p. ;, 24 cm
Isbn
9781783475766

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