Administering welfare reformInternational transformations in welfare governance

Administering welfare reformInternational transformations in welfare governance

Paul Henman and Menno Fenger

Print publication date: 2012

ISBN: 9781861346520

Publisher: Policy Press


While reforms of welfare policies have been widely analysed, the reform of welfare administration has received far less attention. Using empirical case studies, this book provides significant new insights into the way welfare administration is being internationally transformed. Particular attention is given to the effect on welfare clients, staff and agencies. This book presents a critical analysis of governance practices in welfare administration and examines shifts in the participants, practices and processes of welfare administration. It presents original empirical case studies that highlight the effects of reforming welfare governance on welfare subjects, staff and agencies and provides a much-needed international and comparative perspective of changing welfare governance. It is aimed at scholars and advanced students of sociology, social policy, economics, public administration and management, as well as social policy practitioners and service delivery workers.

Table of Contents

ONE Introduction: administering welfare reform

Menno Fenger, and Paul Henman

Part One: Participants: reforming the agents of welfare delivery

Part Two: Practices: The Welfare Governance of Street-Level Practices

Part Three: Processes: the changing spaces of welfare governance

Twelve Reforming welfare governance: reflections

Paul Henman, and Menno Fenger

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