Contracting-out welfare services : comparing national policy designs for unemployment assistance / edited by Mark Considine and Siobhan O'Sullivan.
Contributor(s): O'Sullivan, Siobhan | Considine, Mark.Material type: BookSeries: Broadening perspectives on social policy: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781119016472; 1119016479; 9781119016465; 1119016460; 1119016495; 9781119016496.Uniform titles: Social policy & administration. Subject(s): Social service -- Contracting out -- Europe | Public welfare -- Europe | Unemployment -- Europe | Public-private sector cooperation -- Europe | Public administration -- Europe | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare | Public administration | Public-private sector cooperation | Public welfare | Social service -- Contracting out | Unemployment | Europe | Charities -- Political aspects | Human services -- Political aspects | Non-governmental organizations -- Political aspects | Public welfare -- Contracting out | Public welfare -- Political aspects | Welfare recipients -- EmploymentGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Contracting-out welfare servicesDDC classification: 361.0068/4 Other classification: POL019000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
"Originally published as Volume 48, Issue 2 of Social Policy & Administration."
"Contracting-out Welfare Services: Comparing National Policy Designs for Unemployment Assistance is an edited collection focused on the design and re-design of welfare-to-work systems around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Cover; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; List of Contributors; Introduction; References; 1 Local Worlds of Marketization -- Employment Policies in Germany, Italy and the UK Compared; Introduction; Activation Policies and Marketization; Research Design; Market-based Interventions in Activation Policies in the UK, Germany and Italy; Comparative Discussion; Conclusion; References; 2 Varieties of Market Competition in Public Employment Services -- A Comparison of the Emergence and Evolution of the New System in Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium; Introduction.
A Model for Explaining Policy ChangeThe Origin of Market Competition in Australia and The Netherlands; The Evolution of Market Competition in Australia and The Netherlands; Explanation in Comparative Perspective: The Netherlands/Australia; Explanation in Comparative Perspective: The Netherlands/Belgium; Conclusion; References; Acknowledgements; 3 Governance, Boards of Directors and the Impact of Contracting on Not-for-profits Organizations -- An Australian Study; Introduction; Method; Employment Services Reform in Australia; The Role of Boards of Directors.
Australian Not-for-Profit Boards' Response to Service ContractingThe Challenges to Not-for-Profit Boards Posed by Competitive Tendering; Conclusion; References; 4 Quasi-markets and the Delivery of Activation -- A Frontline Perspective; Introduction; The Marketized Provision of Activation Services; Research Context; Research Methods; Research Findings; Conclusion and Discussion; References; Acknowledgements; 5 Conditionality and the Financing of Employment Services -- Implications for the Social Divisions of Work and Welfare; Introduction; The Social Divisions of Work and Welfare.
The Financing of Contracted Employment ServicesThe Effects of Conditionality of Funding in a Market of Employment Services; Conclusion; References; 6 Support for All in the UK Work Programme? Differential Payments, Same Old Problem; Introduction; The Path to the Work Programme: A Radical Departure from an Established Trend; Creaming, Parking and Differential Payments in the Work Programme; Data and Methods; Differential Payments but Still Differential Outcomes: Rhetoric vs. Reality in the Work Programme; Conclusion; References; Acknowledgements.
7 Broken Hierarchies, Quasi-markets and Supported Networks -- A Governance Experiment in the Second Tier of Germany's Public Employment ServiceIntroduction; Broken Hierarchies: The Structure and Governance of the German Public Employment Service before and after the Hartz Reforms; The Federal Programme Perspective 50plus in the Context of Labour Market and Pension Reforms; Perspective 50plus as a Relatively Successful Programme: Some Stylized Results from the Evaluation; Explaining the Success of the Programme through the Features of its Governance; Discussion; Conclusion; References.