Public Accountability and Health Care Governance

Public Management Reforms Between Austerity and Democracy

Editors: Mattei, Paola (Ed.)

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This book deals with the critical empirical void created by the speed at which healthcare restructuring has taken place in Europe. Chapters explore the political uncertainty and budgetary pressures which have led governments increasingly to turn to New Public Management (NPM)-style reforms to attempt to balance the financial viability of public health structures, with democratic imperatives to maintain socially just outcomes. The authors of this volume consider how governments have therefore shifted identities from principal care providers to contractual monitors, setting targets increasingly directed toward third-party managers in quasi-markets and the private sector. Drawing upon extensive data from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, and Israel, the contributions explore the often unexpected policy outputs and outcomes engendered by such reforms.

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Paola Mattei is Associate Professor in Comparative Social Policy, and Fellow of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK. Her books include Restructuring Welfare Organizations in Europe: From Democracy to Good Management? (2009); University Adaptation in Difficult Economic Times (2014); and Secular institutions, Islam and Education Policy (2016).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Public Management Reforms and Their Impact on Democratic Processes

    Mattei, Paola

    Pages 1-11

  • German Healthcare in Transition: Global Pressures, Governance and Public Wellbeing

    Hogwood, Patricia

    Pages 13-35

  • Hospital Planning in a Competitive Arena: Sustaining or Suspending Market Forces?

    Klenk, Tanja

    Pages 37-64

  • Marketization and Accountability: Lessons from the Reforming Norwegian Healthcare System

    Neby, Simon

    Pages 65-89

  • From Demigods in White to Normal Employees: Employment Relations and New Incentive Structures in German Hospitals

    Wilkesmann, Maximiliane

    Pages 91-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Accountability and Health Care Governance
Book Subtitle
Public Management Reforms Between Austerity and Democracy
Editors
  • Paola Mattei
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47299-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-47299-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47298-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 226
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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