Delivering Social Welfare

Governance and Service Provision in the UK

Derek Birrell and Ann Marie Gray

Delivering Social Welfare

Derek Birrell and Ann Marie Gray

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447319184 Published April 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447319177 Published April 2017 For sale in North and South America only
As the system of social welfare governance and delivery in the United Kingdom faces continued, radical change, this important book argues that this change is so extensive that we should consider it a fundamental transformation or revolution. Assessing twenty years of changes across the whole of the United Kingdom, Derek Birrell and Ann Marie Gray show how a new public governance perspective has replaced the dominance of public management, reflecting the increasingly plural and fragmented nature of public policy implementation. Drawing on examples across a range of policy areas, this comprehensive book unravels the complex ways in which changes in social policy and governance interact in the delivery of social welfare, making it essential reading for welfare researchers, students, and policy makers.
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Michael Hill, University of Newcastle
“This important book successfully tackles the difficult task of explaining and comparing how social welfare is delivered in the now increasingly diverse United Kingdom.”
Nick Ellison, York University
“An indispensable resource for those who want to understand how complex the delivery of welfare services has become in the United Kingdom and its constituent nations in recent years.”
Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow
“This excellent book offers important insights into the shifting dynamics of who does what for whom in an increasingly complex welfare governance landscape.”
Catherine Bochel, University of Lincoln
“This is an excellent book. Informed, engaging, and comprehensive. Essential reading for those interested in keeping up to date with the changing environment of social policy and governance.”
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