Re-gendering governance: perspectives on the "social" in social policy

Newman, Janet (2005). Re-gendering governance: perspectives on the "social" in social policy. Zeitschrift für Sozialreform, 51(2) pp. 221–240.



The transformation of welfare states tends to be discussed in the social policy literature in terms of the changing relationship between state, market and civil society. However the process of transformation also implies new modes of governance: notably a shift towards "network" governance (implying new forms of gendered work) and greater emphasis on self-governance (raising issues about gender identity and agency). This article traces the dynamics of the changing relationships between state, market, networks and self governance and opens up questions about the gender dynamics of each.

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