Contracting-out Welfare Services focuses on the design and overhaul of welfare-to-work systems around the world in the light of the radical re-design of the welfare system; internationally based authors utilise a national/program case study, considering employment services policy and activation practices.
- International contributors bring a global comparative perspective to the subject
- Contributors are all experts in their field, who also draw on a much longer intellectual legacy
- Uses employment services as a case study to advance understanding in relation to a host of broader principles and concepts
- Each paper included within the text uses a national/program case study, and each considers employment services policy in general, and activation practices in particular
Keywords: Sociology of Law, Welfare services, welfare system, employment policies, market competition, public employment services, not-for-profit organisations, quasi markets, delivery of activation social divisions of work, social divisions of welfare, employment services, UK  , Work , Programme, Job Services Australia, privatised activation, unemployment assistance, welfare-to-work systems, employment services privatization, jobseeker activation, New Public Management, social policy, public policy, activation, the welfare state, the third sector, &lsquo, flexsecurity&rsquo, mission drift