The Public Management of Welfare-to-Work
By (author) Mark Considine
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Enterprising States by Mark Considine
Book DescriptionThis book, first published in 2001, explores two shifts in the paradigms of governance in Western bureaucracies. They are the widespread use of privatisation, private firms and market methods to run core public services, and the conscious attempt to transform the role of citizenship from ideals of entitlement and security to notions of mutual obligation, selectivity and risk. Considine examines the most important service of the modern welfare state - unemployment assistance - to explain and theorise the nature of these radical changes. He undertakes research in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, four countries which have been among the boldest reformers within the OECD, yet each adopting different models. Each case is a break from the standards of responsible democracy and legal-rational bureaucracy, with at least one government opting for a commercial paradigm based on targets and economic incentives and another opting for a model based on network governance, co-production and trust.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521000529
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Considine
Getting Welfare to Work, Hardback (October 2015)
Getting Welfare to Work traces the development of the Australia, UK, and Dutch employment services systems.
Contracting-Out Welfare Services: Comparing National Policy Designs for Unemployment Assistance, Paperback (February 2015)
Contracting-out Welfare Services focuses on the design and overhaul of welfare-to-work systems around the world in the light of the radical re-design of the welfare system; internationally based authors utilise a national/program case study, considering employment services policy and activation practices.
Networks, Innovation and Public Policy, Hardback (January 2009)» View all books by Mark Considine
This book examines the different normative approaches politicians, bureaucrats and community actors use to frame the innovation puzzle, arguing that these create specific cultures of innovation. The authors explore the role of formal institutions and informal networks in promoting and impeding governmental innovation.
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