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Modernising social work: Critical considerations

John Harris and Vicky White (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

New Labour's modernisation agenda has produced an avalanche of change that has posed formidable challenges for everyone involved in social work, whether as service users, practitioners, or managers. ... More


Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Ellen Kuhlmann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book is a crucial contribution to debates about the rapid modernisation of health care systems and the dynamics of changing modes of governance and citizenship. Structured around the role of the ... More


Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Martin Powell (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Tony Blair was the longest serving Labour Prime Minister in British history. This book, the third in a trilogy of books on New Labour, analyses the legacy of his government for social policy, ... More


The dilemmas of development work: Ethical challenges in regeneration

Paul Hoggett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349729
eISBN:
9781447303732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349729.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Social development work takes place in the grey area between government and the voluntary and community sectors. This book explores the ways in which front-line professionals working with communities ... More


Transforming Probation: Social Theories and the Criminal Justice System

Philip Whitehead

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447327653
eISBN:
9781447327677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327653.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Although it is possible to trace a recent history of far reaching change in probation, the criminal justice system, and penal policy since the 1980s, it is of specific interest to excavate the period ... More


The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

Ben Clifford and Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447305118
eISBN:
9781447307891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305118.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Since the turn of the 21st century, there has been a greater pace of reform to planning in Britain than at any other time. As a public sector activity, planning has also been impacted heavily by the ... More


Subversive attachments: gendered, raced and professional realignments in the ‘new’ NHS

Shona Hunter

in Subversive citizens: Power, agency and resistance in public services

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422088
eISBN:
9781447303619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422088.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter takes a detailed look at the way in which one healthcare professional resists and negotiates his personal and professional identity in the context of a modernisation discourse that ... More


Modernising social work

John Harris and Vicky White

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Over the last decade, New Labour's modernisation agenda for social work has produced a barrage of changes, the pace and scale of which have, at times, seemed to pose formidable challenges for ... More


This is the modern world! Working in a social services contact centre

Nigel Coleman

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter analyses the relationship between New Labour's modernisation agenda, managerialism, and information and communications technology (ICT), and then looks at the relationship between ICT ... More


Modernisation and the role of agency social workers

Peter Unwin

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Since the 1980s, social work in the United Kingdom has been increasingly subject to scrutiny and managerial control, a considerable body of literature having charted the shifts within state social ... More


Customer-citizenship in modernised social work

John Harris

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the origins of consumerism – in public services generally and social work specifically – in the Conservative governments' reforms of the public sector in the United Kingdom. It ... More


Modernising children's services: partnership and participation in policy and practice

Katrin Bain

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

After its landslide victory in the 1997 general election, the New Labour government published a series of White Papers, Green Papers, and reports setting out its agenda to modernise government and ... More


Modernisation and the delivery of user-centred services

Denise Tanner

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines specific areas of conflict and constraint in achieving a ‘modernising’ vision of services that promote independence, well being, and choice, focusing mainly on older people's ... More


Quiet challenges? Professional practice in modernised social work

Vicky White

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

A growing number of writers have presented social workers as having been turned into unreflective people-processors by waves of managerialism over the last thirty years and, more recently, by the ... More


Drivers and enablers of change: exploring dynamics in Germany

Ellen Kuhlmann

in Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter links global models and the national context of restructuring in Germany. It aims to explore nation-specific conditions of modernisation in Germany. The comparative perspective can ... More


Intensification, individualisation, inconvenience, interpellation

John Harris and Vicky White

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book has examined specific dimensions of what modernising social work involves, some of which have attracted little attention to date. These dimensions are located within neo-liberalism; ... More


Conclusion

Ellen Kuhlmann

in Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter summarises modernisation processes and the dynamics of new governance in health care. It relates back to the reinvention of professions, the state and the public. The focus is on three ... More


Introduction

Ellen Kuhlmann

in Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health care is a key arena of the modernisation of welfare states. Tighter resources and a changing spectrum of diseases, coupled with new modes of citizenship and demands for public safety, ... More


Trends and policy directions

Mark Smith

in Rethinking residential child care: Positive perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349088
eISBN:
9781447303268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349088.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

1997 witnessed a change of government from Conservative to New Labour. The new government quickly put children at the top of its policy agenda. For children in care, this signalled a shift in ... More


Going private?

Mark Drakeford

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Chapter One provided a comprehensive taxonomy of the ways in which the term ‘modernisation’ in the Blair years was deployed by the government and understood by those who sought to analyse it in ... More


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