Restructuring Welfare Organizations In Europe: From Democracy to Good Management?

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

byPaola Mattei

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Providing a new comparative analysis of the changes which have radically questioned the ‘old’ organizational arrangements of the delivery of welfare services since the early 1980s, this book argues that new managerial accountability regimes severley undermine the democratic foundations of the welfare state in Europe.

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Providing a new comparative analysis of the changes which have radically questioned the ‘old’ organizational arrangements of the delivery of welfare services since the early 1980s, this book argues that new managerial accountability regimes severley undermine the democratic foundations of the welfare state in Europe.

PAOLA MATTEI is Research Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim. She won the T.H.Marshall Fellowship at the London School of Economics for her research project on comparative welfare reforms in Europe, completed at the Transformations of the State Research Centre, University of Bremen...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.84 × 5.64 × 0.8 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023021732X

ISBN - 13:9780230217324

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: Welfare and Administration: The New Settlement, 1980-2007
The New Administrative Settlement of the Welfare State 
The Internalisation of Accountability
PART II: State Schools and Public Hospitals in Europe
Enduring Managerialism in the Internal Governance of Public Hospitals
Patterns of Convergence in Educational Accountability in State Schools
in Europe 
PART III: Welfare Democracy and Managerialism
Towards the Managerial Welfare State: The Mechanism of a Silent Revolution
European Welfare States and Democracy: Marching at the Same Tune? 
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"This book adds a new dimension to the study of the welfare state by examining, cross-nationally, the impact of change on the governance of hospitals and schools. Paola Mattei's challenging and provocative exploration of the clash between the new managerialism and democratic accountability is argued with sophistication and solid scholarship." - Rudolf Klein, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Bath University, and Visiting Professor London School of Economics, UK