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Beyond the new public management? Public services and the social investment state

Newman, Janet and McKee, Bob (2005). Beyond the new public management? Public services and the social investment state. Policy and Politics, 33(4) pp. 657–673.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557305774329181
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Abstract

Recent years have seen the proliferation of political discourses around the Third Way, progressive governance, social investment and social inclusion. This article explores the implications for public management, drawing on documentary and interview data on the changing fortunes of the public library service, a service seemingly well positioned to take full advantage of these new policy discourses. The article concludes by tracing some of the key contradictions inherent in the idea of the social investment state, and the challenges these produce for public managers.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0305-5736
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 17479
Depositing User: Users 4807 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 10:22
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17479
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