Restructuring Welfare Organizations in Europe

From Democracy to Good Management?

Authors: Mattei, P.

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Providing a new comparative analysis of the changes which have radically questioned the 'old' organizational arrangements of the delivery of welfare services since the early 1980s, this book argues that new managerial accountability regimes severely undermine the democratic foundations of the welfare state in Europe.

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PAOLA MATTEI is Research Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim, Germany. She won the T.H.Marshall Fellowship at the London School of Economics for her research project on comparative welfare reforms in Europe, completed at the Transformations of the State Research Centre, Bremen, Germany and the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. She has published on comparative politics and public policy, including work on social administration and welfare state change.

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"Mattei presents an engaging and wide-ranging book...the book's 'message' is and will be highly salient to European welfare systems.' - Journal of Social Policy

"This book adds a new dimension to the study of the welfare state by examining, cross-nationally, the impact of change on the governance of hospitals and schools. Paola Mattei's challenging and provocative exploration of the clash between the new managerialism and democratic accountability is argued with sophistication and solid scholarship."

- Rudolf Klein, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Bath University, and Visiting Professor London School of Economics, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Restructuring Welfare Organizations in Europe
Book Subtitle
From Democracy to Good Management?
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23442-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230234420
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-21732-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 219
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