New Publication on Market Reforms to British Welfare State
Markets and the Welfare State
Public Sector Reform in Britain
Malcolm J Todd, Patricia Ware, Gary Taylor & Dexter Whitfield
ISBN 0 86339 977 0
pp164 A5 Paperback
£11.99 + £1 p&p
Markets and the Welfare State critically examines some of the reforms that have taken place in the public sector in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which 'internal markets', and market like mechanisms, have been introduced into a number of public sector services in Britain by both Conservative and New Labour administrations.
The book explores, in some detail, what effect these changes are having on our traditional understanding of the Welfare State. Written in an accessible style, it will provide a valuable learning resource for undergraduate and professional courses in social policy but will be of interest to all those concerned with recent public sector reform.
The authors of this volume have provided a concise yet rigorous account of recent welfare change which deserves to be read by undergraduates, welfare professionals and anybody seeking a clear and lively introduction to the main issues surrounding the links between markets and welfare in Blairís Britain.
Principal Lecturer in Social Policy at Sheffield Hallam University
Malcolm J. Todd is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at Sheffield Hallam University.
Patricia Ware is Research Fellow at the Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds.
Gary Taylor is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Sheffield Hallam University.
Dexter Whitfield founded the Centre for Public Services, which has worked for nearly 30 years with public bodies, trade unions and community organisations developing strategies to improve public services and the welfare state.
Markets and the Welfare State is available from Sheffield Hallam University Press, price £11.99 + £1 p&p
SHU Press will deliver your order within 30 days. Under the UK Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, you have the right to cancel the contract for the purchase of an item within seven working days of delivery. This applies to all our products. For further details, see our web pages.
Please send your orders to:
Sheffield Hallam University Press
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)