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Social Policy (General)

May 1994 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This innovative text offers an assessment of the role of management in the restructuring of social welfare in contemporary Britain.

In the transformation of the welfare state since the 1970s, management has been accorded a central role. New forms and ideas of management have had profound consequences for: the organization and delivery of public services; the political processes of policy formation; systems of accountability; and the experiences both of the recipients of services and of those working within public sector organizations.

Examining the significance of managerialism, this book offers a unique insight into the current shaping of social welfare.

John Clarke, Allan Cochrane and Eugene McLaughlin
Introduction
Why Management Matters

 
Janet Newman and John Clarke
Going About our Business? The Managerialization of Public Services
Tom Ling
The New Managerialism and Social Security
Sylvia Walby and June Greenwell
Managing the National Health Service
Mary Langan and John Clarke
Managing in the Mixed Economy of Care
Ross Fergusson
Managerialism in Education
Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie
Managing the Criminal Justice System
Allan Cochrane
Managing Change in Local Government
Alan Clarke
Leisure and the New Managerialism
Janet Newman
The Limits of Management: Gender and the Politics of Change
Norman Flynn
Control, Commitment and Contracts
John Clarke, Allan Cochrane and Eugene McLaughlin
Mission Accomplished or Unfinished Business? The Impact of Managerialization

`Raise[s] extremely important issues which make a useful contribution to a debate which has scarcely begun about the proper role of managers and management in public services.... The book locates the rise of management within a social and political context, a crucial and neglected issue. Further, it presents a welcome recognition of the compexity of managerialism.... A comprehensive and critical examination of managerialism. Like all good books, it stimulates, particularly when one does not agree, and some of the chapters deserve to be read and reread' - Local Government Studies

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