Choice and Public Policy

The Limits to Welfare Markets

Authors: Taylor-Gooby, Peter

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Public policies increasingly emphasize active consumerism, entrepreneurship on the part of service providers and professionals, privatisation and an expanded role for markets. Choice and Public Policy draws on research by economists, psychologists, sociologists and public policy experts. The research demonstrates that the traditional rational choice model of economic behaviour is unsatisfactory in providing accounts of the way people choose in relation to work, saving, spending, investment and social welfare. It also shows that the public policies of active consumerism, public sector entrepreneurship and privatisation based on this approach are seriously flawed.

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Peter Taylor-Gooby is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent, UK. He chairs the British Academy New Paradigms in Public Policy Programme and the HEFCE Social Work and Social Policy Panel. His recent publications include New Paradigms in Public Policy, Reframing Social Citizenship, Risk in Social Science (with Jens Zinn), Ideas and the Welfare State, and New Risks, New Welfare.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Choice and the Policy Agenda

    Taylor-Gooby, Peter

    Pages 1-23

  • Paying for Long-Term Care in the UK: Policy, Theory and Evidence

    Parker, Gillian (et al.)

    Pages 24-41

  • Entrepreneurial Activity in the Public Sector: Evidence from UK Primary Care

    Ennew, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 42-61

  • British Asian Entrepreneurs: Culture and Opportunity Structures

    Modood, Tariq (et al.)

    Pages 62-78

  • What Drives Support for Higher Public Spending?

    Brook, Lindsay (et al.)

    Pages 79-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Choice and Public Policy
Book Subtitle
The Limits to Welfare Markets
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-26302-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26302-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-73131-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 258
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