Managing Social Policy

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803977693
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Visiting Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. He is an associate editor of Crime, Media and Cultureand is on the editorial board of Criminal Justice Matters. He has served on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Criminology, Critical Social Policy, the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice and was co-editor of Theoretical Criminology.
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Why Management Matters 1
1 Going about Our Business? The Managerialization of Public Services 13
2 The New Managerialism and Social Security 32
3 Managing the National Health Service 57
4 Managing in the Mixed Economy of Care 73
5 Managerialism in Education 93
6 Managing the Criminal Justice System 115
7 Managing Change in Local Government 141
8 Leisure and the New Managerialism 163
9 The Limits of Management: Gender and the Politics of Change 182
10 Control, Commitment and Contracts 210
11 Mission Accomplished or Unfinished Business? The Impact of Managerialization 226
Index 243
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