Partnerships, New Labour and the governance of welfare

Edited by Caroline Glendinning, Martin Powell, and Kirstein Rummery

Partnerships, New Labour and the governance of welfare

Edited by Caroline Glendinning, Martin Powell, and Kirstein Rummery

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

272 pages
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861343390 Published July 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Current policy encourages 'partnerships' - between statutory organisations and professionals; public and private sectors; with voluntary organisations and local communities. But is this collaborative discourse really as distinctive as the Labour Government claims? How far do contemporary partnerships exemplify an approach to governing which is based on networks (as distinct from hierarchies and markets)? Partnerships, New Labour and the governance of welfare:provides an up-to-date critical analysis of partnerships;addresses the highly topical theme of 'partnerships' as the means of achieving joined-up government;presents empirical evidence from a wide range of welfare partnerships;examines the relationships between local welfare partnerships and the management of those partnerships by central government;reveals the imbalance of power which characterises many contemporary partnerships.·[vbTab]·[vbTab]It is essential reading for academics and students of contemporary social and public policy and for those with an interest in networks and other theories of welfare governance.
Contents
Introduction - Martin Powell and Caroline Glendinning
Partnerships, quasi-networks and social policy - Martin Powell and Mark Exworthy
Partnership and the remaking of welfare governance - John Clarke and Caroline Glendinning
What is a 'successful' partnership and how can it be measured? - Bob Hudson and Brian Hardy
Partnership at the front line: the WellFamily service and primary care - Karen Clarke and Kirstein Rummery
Building capacity for collaboration in English Health Action Zones - Marian Barnes and Helen Sullivan
Partnerships for local governance: citizens, communities and accountability - Guy Daly and Howard Davis
Partnerships with the voluntary sector: can Compacts work? - Pete Alcock and Duncan Scott
Dangerous liaisons: local government and the voluntary and community sectors - Gary Craig and Marilyn Taylor
'Together we'll crack it': partnership and the governance of crime prevention - Gordon Hughes and Eugene McLaughlin
Regeneration partnerships under New Labour: a case of creeping centralisation - Jonathan S. Davies
Education Action Zones - Marny Dickson, Sharon Gewirtz, David Halpin, Sally Power and Geoff Whitty
Public-private partnerships - the case of PFI - Sally Ruane
Public-private partnerships in pensions policies - Sue Ward
Towards a theory of welfare partnerships - Kirstein Rummery
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