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Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Paul Henman and Menno Fenger (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

While reforms of welfare policies have been widely analysed, the reform of welfare administration has received far less attention. Using empirical case studies, this book provides significant new ... More


Shifts in welfare governance: the state, private and non-profit sectors in four European countries

Menno Fenger

in Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on the role of the state and the private and the non-profit sectors in four European countries. The delivery of unemployment benefits and the activities that are focused on ... More


Welfare governance and the remaking of citizenship

Håkan Jonhansson and Bjørn Hvinden

in Remaking governance: Peoples, politics and the public sphere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346407
eISBN:
9781447303206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter emphasises the pressures ‘from above’ and ‘from below’ that are shaping the transformation of welfare states. It outlines the dynamic relationship between the different conceptions of ... More


Regendering governance1

Janet Newman

in Remaking governance: Peoples, politics and the public sphere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346407
eISBN:
9781447303206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter provides a gendered analysis of the changing relationships between state, market, networks, and self-governance as domains of governance. It notes in particular how networks open up new ... More


The new governance of Australian welfare: street-level contingencies

Cosmo Howard

in Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter serves as a report on the findings of an ethnographic study about the street-level experiences of welfare reform in Centrelink, which is a national benefits agency in Australia. These ... More


Introduction: the year in social policy

Catherine Bochel, Nick Ellison, and Martin Powell

in Social Policy Review 15: UK and international perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424709
eISBN:
9781447303428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This introductory chapter reviews the previous year in terms of social policy. The chapter begins with a section on the developments in social policy in the United Kingdom, before it shifts to the ... More


Charity, philanthropy and development in Colombo, Sri Lanka1

Filippo Osella, Roderick Stirrat, and Tom Widger

in New philanthropy and social justice: Debating the conceptual and policy discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316978
eISBN:
9781447316992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316978.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter presents an analysis of the impact of philanthropy on social policy change and politics of social policy by raising the following questions: How does the pivotal role assigned to ... More


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