Administering welfare reform

International transformations in welfare governance

Edited by Paul Henman and Menno Fenger

Administering welfare reform

Edited by Paul Henman and Menno Fenger

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861346520 Published March 2006 For sale in North and South America only
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 insights into the way welfare administration is being internationally transformed. Particular attention is given to the effect on welfare clients, staff and agencies."Administering welfare reform" presents a critical analysis of governance practices in welfare administration and examines shifts in the participants, practices and processes of welfare administration. It presents original empirical case studies that highlight the effects of reforming welfare governance on welfare subjects, staff and agencies and provides a much-needed international and comparative perspective of changing welfare governance.This book is aimed at scholars and advanced students of sociology, social policy, economics, public administration and management, as well as social policy practitioners and service delivery workers.
Contents
Introduction: Administering wefare reform ~ Menno Fenger and Paul Henman
Welfare reform as governance reform: the prospects of governmentality perspective ~ Paul Henman

Part One: Participants: reforming the agents of welfare delivery
State-third sector partnership frameworks: from administration to participation ~ Deena White
Shifts in welfare governance: the state, market and non-profit sector in four European countries ~ Menno Fenger
From charity to 'not for profit': changes in the role and structure of voluntary social service agencies ~ Jo Barnes

Part Two: Practices: the welfare governance of street-level practices
Ending welfare as we know it: welfare reform in the United States ~ Joel F. Handler
The new governance of Australian welfare: street-level contigencies ~ Cosmo Howard
The administration of transformation: a case study of implementing welfare reform in the UK ~ Sharon Wright

Part Three: Processes: the changing spaces of welfare governance; Administering global welfare: public management, governance and the new role of INGOs ~ Gaby Ramia
The fight against unemployment as a main concern of European social policy: the implications of a new, local-level approach ~ Carla Valadas
From government fragmentation to local governance: welfare reforms and lost opportunities in Italy ~ Yuri Kazepov and Angela Genova
Administering welfare reforms: reflections ~ Paul Henman and Menno Fenger
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