By Mark Considine,Jenny M. Lewis,Siobhan O'Sullivan,Els Sol

Getting Welfare to paintings lines the unconventional reform of the Australian, united kingdom, and Dutch public employment providers platforms. beginning with significant adjustments from 1998, this booklet examines how each one nationwide approach has moved from conventional public prone in the direction of extra privately supplied and market-based methods.

Each of those 3 international locations built cutting edge kinds of contracting-out and complicated incentive regimes to encourage welfare consumers and to regulate the companies charged with supporting them. The Australian method pioneered using huge, nationwide contracts for companies to all unemployed jobseekers. via the top of our learn interval the program used to be fullyyt outsourced to non-public firms. in the meantime the united kingdom elected a kind of contestability lower than Blair and Cameron, culminating in a brand new public-private
financing version referred to as the 'Work Programme'. The Dutch had developed their way more complicated approach from a standard public carrier method of one utilizing a number of particular contracts for personal corporations. those thoughts have replaced welfare supply and created either possibilities and new
constraints for coverage makers.

Getting Welfare to paintings tells the tale of those daring coverage reforms from the point of view of street-level bureaucrats. Interviews and surveys in each one kingdom over a 15 12 months interval are used to severely appraise this valuable pillar of the welfare kingdom. the unique info analysed in Getting Welfare to paintings presents a different comparative point of view on 3 exciting platforms. It issues to new methods of considering modes of governance, process layout, law of
public providers, and so-called activation of welfare consumers. It additionally sheds gentle at the crisis of 3rd region corporations that agreement to governments via aggressive tenders with detailed functionality tracking, elevating questions of 'mission drift'.

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