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Governance and Public Management

Manufacturing Civil Society

Principles, Practices and Effects

Editors: Brandsen, T., Trommel, W., Verschuere, B. (Eds.)

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Faced with falling social cohesion governments have sought to revitalise society by trying to reconstruct local communities, civil society and citizenship. As a result, civil society is increasingly brought within the realm of public management, subject to accountability and embedded in hierarchies the impact and origins of which this book explores

About the authors

Fazlin Abdullah, National Council of Social Service in Singapore Annelie Beller, gfa | public GmbH, Germany Hans Boutellier, Verwey-Jonker Institute, the Netherlands Hester van de Bovenkamp Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands Joris De Corte, Ghent University, Belgium Simona Franzoni, Brescia University, Italy Rabea Haß, Hertie School of Governance, Germany and the Center for Social Investment of Heidelberg University, Germany Roger Higman, Plymouth University, UK Rik Peeters, Tilburg University, the Netherlands and the Netherlands School of Public Administration Ora-orn Poocharoen, National University of Singapore Daniel Pop, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania Roxana Radu, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland Rory Shand, Plymouth University, UK Maikel Waardenburg, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Reviews



"This volume covers key questions about the relationship between civil society and government. It will be a valuable addition to research on civil society and the third sector."

Mary Tschirhart, Professor of Non-Profit Management, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, USA

"Manufactured Civil Society addresses an understudied aspect of public management and will be of great value to the debate on an important topic."

Stephen Osborne, Chair of International Public Management and Deputy Dean of the Business School, University of Edinburgh, UK

"This book will be a very useful contribution to teaching materials for university courses on the topics of civil society and the role of governments".

Annette Zimmer, Professor of Political Science, University of Münster, Germany

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Manufacturing Civil Society: An Introduction

    Brandsen, Taco (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • ‘You’re Either with Us or against Us’: Manufacturing Civility in the Netherlands

    Peeters, Rik

    Pages 15-33

  • Diversity and Ambiguity in the English Third Sector: Responding to Contracts and Competition in Public Service Delivery

    Harlock, Jenny

    Pages 34-53

  • How Viable Is the Big Society? Perceptions from Environmental NGOs in the United Kingdom

    Shand, Rory (et al.)

    Pages 54-69

  • Civil Society Organisations as a Government Steering Mechanism: A Comparison between Sport Associations and Patient Organisations in the Netherlands

    Waardenburg, Maikel (et al.)

    Pages 70-95

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-35162-3
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Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46891-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Manufacturing Civil Society
Book Subtitle
Principles, Practices and Effects
Editors
  • T. Brandsen
  • W. Trommel
  • B. Verschuere
Series Title
Governance and Public Management
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35163-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137351630
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35162-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46891-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 224
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