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Voluntary sector in transition: Hard times or new opportunities?

Linda Milbourne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847427236
eISBN:
9781447310952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427236.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Voluntary and community organisations have attracted growing interest, as governments pare back the public sphere and welfare spending and locate ‘solutions’ with civil society and the private ... More


Outsourcing, blame-shifting and major fiascos

Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Nick Tsitsianis, and Karel Williams

in What A Waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099526
eISBN:
9781526103949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099526.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The outsourcing revolution is part of a revolution in policy delivery in Britain. That revolution involves shifting responsibility for policy from the governing elite to others – to outsourcing firms ... More


Conclusion: What has been learned

Kevin Albertson, Mary Corcoran, and Jake Phillips

in Marketisation and Privatisation in Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447345701
eISBN:
9781447346579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345701.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The chapters in the book demonstrate the sheer scale of marketisation and privatisation that has occurred in criminal justice in the UK. There is evidence similar marketisation has occurred in other ... More


Orange on the Inside

Sarah Waters

in Suicide Voices: Labour Trauma in France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622232
eISBN:
9781800341586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622232.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter four examines the suicide crisis at France Télécom, situating this in the shift to a new finance-driven management model, following the company’s privatisation, whereby the search for ... More


Private study

Thomas Docherty

in The new treason of the intellectuals: Can the University survive?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526132741
eISBN:
9781526138965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132741.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The rise of the managerial class has effected a fundamental reversal of priorities in the university sector, such that faculty now exist primarily in order to serve the demands of management as such. ... More


Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Eva Lloyd and Helen Penn (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The viability, quality and sustainability of publicly supported early childhood education and care services is a lively issue in many countries, especially since the rights of the child imply equal ... More


Privatisation and the death of public housing

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter charts the death of public housing from its emergence as part of a wider collective resistance to the social murder of unregulated capitalism to its planned demise under neoliberal ... More


Civil society and the movement for public water: Water management and its transformation in the UK1 and Italy

Sergio Marotta and Ferdinando Spina

in The Foundational Economy and Citizenship: Comparative Perspectives on Civil Repair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447353355
eISBN:
9781447353379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353355.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers water supply within the general framework of the foundational economy. By highlighting the complex relationships in water governance between the public sector, the market and ... More


What gas and oil? The early days of the Irish regime (1957–75)

Amanda Slevin

in Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

While Ireland in the mid 1950s was viewed by some indigenous geologists as a country with limited hydrocarbons, the visit of an Irish-American lawyer sparked hopes for potential oil and gas ... More


A new millennium, a new approach (2000–14)

Amanda Slevin

in Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The privatisation of some state infrastructural assets in 2000 signified a decisive break from the ideology underpinning the 1975 terms and the decade which followed brought further changes to the ... More


The Growth of Intelligence Contracting in the Post-Cold War Era

Damien Van Puyvelde

in Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter charts and explains the rise of intelligence outsourcing in the post-Cold War era. In the 1990s, the private sector led the information technology revolution and became an indispensable ... More


Varieties of access and use

Giovanna Mascheroni, Maria Francesca, and Anke Görzig

in Children, risk and safety on the internet: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428837
eISBN:
9781447307723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter analyses the increasing variety of internet access and use experienced by children in Europe. Locations, platforms, experience and the embeddedness of the internet in everyday life are ... More


Housing and support in Britain and Sweden

David Clapham

in Accommodating difference: Evaluating supported housing for vulnerable people

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447306344
eISBN:
9781447311591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306344.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter five begins the examination of particular supported housing models by explaining the focus of the book on two particular countries. It explains the reasons for choosing an international ... More


An ‘all-encompassing plan’ to solve the crisis in Greece?

Costas Simitis

in The European debt crisis: The Greek case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719095795
eISBN:
9781781707005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095795.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The chapter discusses the increasing international scepticism over the sustainability of the Greek debt during the first half of 2011, despite an agreement by the European Council to improve the ... More


Serbia in the world economy

Martin Upchurch and Darko Marinković

in Workers and revolution in Serbia: From Tito to Miloevic and beyond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719085086
eISBN:
9781781706114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085086.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter details modern Serbia's place in the European and world economy by recording and analysing data on production, national debt and the labour market. Privatisation, corruption, crime and ... More


Serbia's new period of crisis

Martin Upchurch and Darko Marinković

in Workers and revolution in Serbia: From Tito to Miloevic and beyond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719085086
eISBN:
9781781706114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085086.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter returns to the theme of privatisation and describes its effect on ordinary workers. A third upward wave of industrial struggle against privatisation and neoliberal policy is ... More


Part II: Port Systems

Tapio Bergholm, Lewis R. Fischer, and M. Elisabetta Tonizzi (eds)

in Making Global and Local Connections: Historical Perspectives on Ports

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973893458
eISBN:
9781786944597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893458.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This section consists of four essays that explore port issues from national perspectives, balanced against international and global issues, and local political and geographic concerns. The case ... More


Dilemmas of Market Ideology: The Impact of Growing Competition in Two Urban Areas

Linda Milbourne

in Voluntary sector in transition: Hard times or new opportunities?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847427236
eISBN:
9781447310952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427236.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Three broad features characterise transitions in public services over some twenty-five years following the post-1948 welfare settlement and form the focus of discussion for this and successive ... More


Nationalisation to Privatisation, 1977-1984

Lewis Johnman and Hugh Murphy

in Scott Lithgow: Dejá Vu All Over Again! The Rise and Fall of a Shipbuilding Company

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893403
eISBN:
9781786944641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893403.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter tracks the movement of Scott Lithgows from nationalisation to privatisation between 1977 and 1984. It follows the company’s losses and industrial distresses; the move into the British ... More


Déjà vu All over Again: Trafalgar House, 1984-1988

Lewis Johnman and Hugh Murphy

in Scott Lithgow: Dejá Vu All Over Again! The Rise and Fall of a Shipbuilding Company

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893403
eISBN:
9781786944641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893403.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the Trafalgar House ownership of Scott Lithgows; the disastrous Ocean Alliance contract; and the accusations of negligence Trafalgar House made against British Shipbuilders (BS) ... More


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