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Managing Social Policy - John H. Clarke

Managing Social Policy

By: John H. Clarke (Editor), Allan Douglas Cochrane (Editor), Eugene McLaughlin (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 1994
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This innovative text offers an assessment of the role of management in the restructuring of social welfare in contemporary Britain.<P></P><P>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. </P><P></P><P>Examining the significance of managerialism, this book offers a unique insight into the current shaping of social welfare.</P>

`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

Introduction
Why Management Matters
Going About our Business? The Managerialization of Public Services
The New Managerialism and Social Security
Managing the National Health Service
Managing in the Mixed Economy of Care
Managerialism in Education
Managing the Criminal Justice System
Managing Change in Local Government
Leisure and the New Managerialism
The Limits of Management: Gender and the Politics of Change
Control, Commitment and Contracts
Mission Accomplished or Unfinished Business? The Impact of Managerialization
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ISBN: 9780803977693
ISBN-10: 0803977697
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 1994
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41