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Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Paul Henman and Menno Fenger


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 highlig ... More

Keywords: reform, welfare administration, welfare policies, clients, welfare governance, social policy, staff, agencies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346520
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Henman, editor

Menno Fenger, editor

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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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