Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations by Paul Henman, Menno Fenger

By Paul Henman, Menno Fenger

Whereas reforms of welfare guidelines were broadly analysed, the reform of welfare management has acquired a ways much less realization. utilizing empirical case reviews, this publication offers major new insights into the way in which welfare management is being across the world remodeled. specific consciousness is given to the impression on welfare consumers, employees and companies. "Administering welfare reform" offers a severe research of governance practices in welfare management; examines shifts within the members, practices and methods of welfare management; offers unique empirical case experiences that spotlight the consequences of reforming welfare governance on welfare matters, employees and companies; offers a much-needed foreign and comparative standpoint of fixing welfare governance. This publication is geared toward students and complex scholars of sociology, social coverage, economics, public management and administration, in addition to social coverage practitioners and repair supply employees. The ebook will quite curiosity those that are looking to seriously comprehend the altering interactions among social coverage and its management, their impression at the welfare nation, and alterations in nationwide stories.

Show description

Read or Download Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance PDF

Best social services & welfare books

Healing Communities in Conflict

From Rwanda to Bosnia-Herzegovina to Kosovo and past, devastating human tragedies have torn aside groups -and too frequently, the foreign reaction has been useless. the following now could be a wealth of pragmatic details on how the overseas group can assist those areas rebuild their groups.

Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice (Urban and Industrial Environments)

Racial minority and low-income groups frequently endure disproportionate results of city environmental difficulties. Environmental justice advocates argue that those groups are at the entrance traces of environmental and wellbeing and fitness hazards. In Noxious ny, Julie Sze analyzes the tradition, politics, and historical past of environmental justice activism in ny urban in the better context of privatization, deregulation, and globalization.

Safety in the Skies: Master Volume Abstract

Contemporary high-profile advertisement aviation mishaps have stretched the nationwide Transportation safeguard Board's assets to the restrict and are trying out the agency's skill to resolve the kinds of advanced mess ups that result in tragic injuries. In spotting the big demanding situations the NTSB faces, company Chairman Jim corridor sought a severe exam of the NTSB's skill to enquire significant transportation injuries, and specifically advertisement aviation injuries.

Social Capital And Mental Health

Why do a little parts have a better occurrence of psychological sickness than others? How does the constitution of a society impact its population' psychological future health? This outstanding ebook is the 1st to discover intimately the concept that of social capital and its implications for psychological well-being coverage. Drawing on facts from foreign learn and fieldwork, the participants study the chance elements for psychological healthiness linked to either high and low social capital groups.

Additional info for Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance

Sample text

Pastoral power emphasises the care for the welfare of each individual, which involves a detailed knowledge of every person. However, pastoral power is not always benevolent. It can often involve a paternalistic pressure to be reformed for ‘one’s own good’, an invasion of the sphere of personal autonomy, and so on. Conclusions This chapter has advanced the Foucault-inspired governmentality perspective as a critical analytical approach to examining welfare reform as governance reform. The burgeoning governance literature has highlighted the need to place a greater emphasis on the practical, organisational and administrative aspects of welfare reform, and not simply the formal policies defined by politicians.

A governmentality of welfare reform would also give attention to the language of ‘risk’ as a new organising concept for thinking about 27 Administering welfare reform social welfare policy. In particular, it would show that with the new focus on statistical probabilities and possible futures, ‘need’ has been displaced by ‘risk’, and policy naturally becomes targeted (O’Malley, 1992; Ericson and Haggerty, 1997; Kemshall, 2002; Henman, 2004). Another target for analysis is the ‘rights and responsibilities’ language, such as ‘mutual obligation’, in which the objective of policy is reconfigured and transformed, and so is the identity and activity of (particular types of) welfare subjects (Harris, 2001).

Furthermore, due to this pervading discourse, welfare subjects increasingly experience welfare receipt in terms of ‘obligation’, rather than in terms of alternative welfare rationalities. Workfare discourses also transform and constitute new participants. To begin with, the reconfiguration and conflation of social protection and employment services, creates new welfare agencies, their staff, their role, activities and objectives (see Part One of this collection). Indeed, it is not incidental that the introduction of workfare has often been accompanied with new organisational names.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 34 votes