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The governance of problemsPuzzling, powering and participation

The governance of problems: Puzzling, powering and participation

Robert Hoppe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429629
eISBN:
9781447303848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429629.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a new approach to public-policy ... More

Landscapes of voluntarismNew spaces of health, welfare and governance

Landscapes of voluntarism: New spaces of health, welfare and governance

Christine Milligan and David Conradson (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346322
eISBN:
9781447302650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346322.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book brings together a collection of new and innovative work by researchers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK - settings where issues of voluntarism and participation have become ... More

Leading public sector innovationCo-creating for a better society

Leading public sector innovation: Co-creating for a better society

Christian Bason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426345
eISBN:
9781447302681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426345.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

In a time of unprecedented turbulence, how can public sector organisations increase their ability to find innovative solutions to society's problems? This book shows how government agencies can use ... More

The new politicsLiberal Conservatism or same old Tories?

The new politics: Liberal Conservatism or same old Tories?

Peter King

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428547
eISBN:
9781447303923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428547.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Does the coalition government represent a new politics in Britain, or is the new government just the same old Tories hiding behind an opportunist pact with the Liberal Democrats? Does Cameron differ ... More

PartnershipsMachines of possibility

Partnerships: Machines of possibility

Niels Akerstrom Andersen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420268
eISBN:
9781447302926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420268.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Everyone is talking about partnerships: environmental partnerships, social partnerships, public–private partnerships, partnerships between NGOs in Europe and the third world. How did partnerships ... More

Personalising public servicesUnderstanding the personalisation narrative

Personalising public services: Understanding the personalisation narrative

Catherine Needham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427601
eISBN:
9781447302957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427601.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Personalisation – the idea that public services should be tailored to the individual, with budgets devolved to the service user or frontline staff – is increasingly seen as the future of the welfare ... More

The politics of civil societyNeoliberalism or Social Left?

The politics of civil society: Neoliberalism or Social Left?

Frederick Powell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347640
eISBN:
9781447303947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book offers a wide-ranging analysis of recent shifts in the ideas and paradigms that underpin social policy. Since the 1980s the renaissance of civil society has introduced new ideas about the ... More

Public policy analysis

Public policy analysis

Professor Peter Knoepfel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349071
eISBN:
9781447303121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349071.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book is an English version of a successful text on public policy analysis originally written for policy practitioners in Switzerland and France. It presents a model for the analysis of public ... More

Remaking governancePeoples, politics and the public sphere

Remaking governance: Peoples, politics and the public sphere

Janet Newman (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346407
eISBN:
9781447303206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book focuses on the dynamics of change as new strategies — active citizenship, public participation, partnership working, and consumerism — encounter existing institutions. It explores different ... More

Rethinking the publicInnovations in research, theory and politics

Rethinking the public: Innovations in research, theory and politics

Nick Mahony, Janet Newman, and Clive Barnett (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424167
eISBN:
9781447303275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424167.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book rethinks the public, public communication, and public action in a globalising and mediated world. It develops theoretical perspectives for investigating the formation of publics, focusing ... More

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