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Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare StatesPolicies, Services and Professional Practices$
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Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson, and Marek Perlinski

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327196

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327196.001.0001

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Auditing and accountability

Auditing and accountability

(p.83) Six Auditing and accountability
Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare States

Anders Hanberger

Lena Lindgren

Lennart Nygren

Policy Press

The chapter presents a conceptual framework for studying the interplay of audit and democratic governance in today’s audit societies. The presented framework is then used to analyse how two major audit systems play out in a specific, but major, welfare area, namely the elder care sector in Sweden. The chapter also examines the implications of audit and accountability for elder care policy and governance, and discusses desirable as well as perverse consequences for key-actors in the field with a special focus on professionals.

Keywords:   Audit, audit society, accountability, governance, welfare, care sector

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