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New Managerialism, New Welfare?

New Managerialism, New Welfare?

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288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
New Managerialism, New Welfare? is a carefully integrated textbook that explores the continuing restructuring of the state and social welfare in the United Kingdom. It combines studies of specific policy areas - such as health, education, criminal justice, local government - with chapters that examine cross-cutting themes and developments. The book provides a thorough and critical reflection on New Labor's vision of the past and future of social welfare and public services in the construction of a `modern society'.
John Clarke, Sharon Gewirtz and Eugene McLaughlin
Reinventing the Welfare State
Norman Flynn
Managerialism and Public Service
Some International Trends

Janet Newman
Beyond the New Public Management?
Modernizing Public Services

Paul du Gay
Entrepreneurial Governance and Public Management
The Anti-Bureaucrats

Tom Ling
Unpacking Partnership
The Case of Health Care

Lynne Poole
Health Care
New Labour's NHS

Allan Cochrane
Local Government
Magerialism and Modernization

Roberta Woods
Social Housing
Managing Multiple Pressures

Mary Langan
Social Services
Managing the Third Way

Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie
The Criminal Justice System
New Labour's New Partnership

Alan Clarke
Managerialism and Public Space

Ross Fergusson
Modernizing Managerialism in Education
Jenny Ozga
New Labour, New Teachers

Barbara Waine
Managing Performance Through Pay
John Clarke, Sharon Gewirtz, Gordon Hughes and Jill Humphrey
Guarding the Public Interest?
Auditing Public Services


`The editors have assembled an original collection of papers from leading academics in social exploring the nature of New Labour's modernisation project and vision of welfare, it will be extremely relevant to a much wider audience, including students, welfare practitioners and managers' - British Journal of Social Work

Slightly too complex for the cohort reading list.

Mr Sean Brockbank
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
August 18, 2015

This book applies key Foucauldian ideas to the way in which the public sector has been reconfigured. Very interesting and contemporary piece of work.

Miss Vickie Cooper
Criminology, Liverpool John Moores University
October 22, 2010

John H. Clarke

Sharon Gewirtz

Eugene McLaughlin

Eugene McLaughlin is Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Research. He is also a member of the Centre for Law Justice and Journalism. He completed his postgraduate criminology studies at the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield. Eugene has held various academic appointments including at the University of Hong Kong, the Open University and the University of Southampton. He has also been Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, the Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Distinguished... More About Author