Restructuring Welfare Governance

Restructuring Welfare Governance

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Overview

Restructuring Welfare Governance by Tanja Klenk

Quasi-markets and managerial steering techniques have spread in the provision of welfare state services and are now a salient feature. This innovative book explores the introduction and impact of marketization and managerialism in social policy by adopting a dual perspective – one on regulation and governance, the other on human resources – covering five fields of social service delivery.
Welfare governance (for example, welfare mix, regulation, employment conditions and customer involvement) has changed significantly in the past decade. In particular, the new governance models not only clash with traditional ideas of bureaucratic regulation but also with the norms and standards of professional service delivery. The fact that the labor force in welfare organizations is made up of ‘professionals’ implies that the introduction of new modes of welfare governance often results in organizational conflicts. The editors and contributors collectively assesses these processes not only by comparing different policy fields and countries, but also by taking a close look inside organizations, examining the coping strategies of professionals, and how they adapt to new models of governing welfare organizations.
An ideal compliment to undergraduate and postgraduate study, Restructuring Welfare Governance is essential reading for scholars in the fields of social policy, public administration and comparative welfare state analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783475766
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Edited by Tanja Klenk, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg Germany and Emmanuele Pavolini, Associate Professor, Economic Sociology and Social Policy, Università di Macerata, Italy

Table of Contents

Contents:
Introduction
Emmanuele Pavolini and Tanja Klenk
PART I: THE MARKETIZATION AND MANAGERIALIZATION OF WELFARE GOVERNANCE
1. Marketization and Managerialization of Health Care Policies in Europe in a Comparative Perspective
Emmanuele Pavolini
2. Marketization and Managerialization of Long-term Care Policies in a Comparative Perspective
Hildegard Theobald
3. Marketization and Managerialization of Higher Education Policies in a Comparative Perspective
Roberto Moscati, Alberto Stanchi, Matteo Turri, Massimiliano Vaira, and Emmanuele Pavolini
4. Marketization and Managerialization of Education Policies in a Comparative Perspective
Emmanuele Pavolini
5. Marketization and Managerialization of Active Labour Market Policies in a Comparative Perspective
Bastian Jantz and Tanja Klenk
PART II: NEW GOVERNANCE AND PROFESSIONALISM - REFORMING HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
6. New Governance and Professionalism
Mirko Noordegraaf
7. ‘Soft Governance’ and the Knowledge-power Bonds in Professionalism: Case Studies from the Healthcare Sector in Germany
Ellen Kuhlmann and Viola Burau
8. De-Professionalization through Managerialization in Labour Market Policy: Lessons from the Danish experience
Henning Jørgensen, Kelvin Baadsgaard, and Iben Nørup
9. ‘New Public Management’ as De-Professionalization – Conceptual Reflections with Some Applications to School Teachers
Uwe Schimank
10. Reforming School Leadership: From Primus Inter Pares to Managers?
Thorsten Peetz
11. Higher Education Professionals Facing Managerialism: A Quantitative International Comparison
Michele Rostan, Flavio A. Ceravolo, and Massimiliano Vaira
12. Interactions of Governance and Professionalism in Higher Education: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study in the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom
Christine Teelken and Marian Thunnissen
Conclusions
Tanja Klenk and Emmanuele Pavolini
Index

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