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Joint Approaches to Social Policy
Rationality and Practice

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  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511890161

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  • This book is concerned, in essence with the quest for rationality in decision making, and is founded on the premise that improvements in the machinery of decision-making can actually lead to better decisions. The numerous initiatives of the 1960s and 1970s, established specifically to foster greater policy coordination have fallen foul of the changed political climate of the 1980s, in which the pressures of the marketing place have become the principal determinant of policy formation. Paradoxically, however, this shift has led to renewed interest in policy coordination and, in Joint Approaches to Social Policy, the authors seek to provide a clear understanding of its reality, rather than rhetoric.

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511890161
    • contains: 19 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Biographical notes
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Rationality - the history of an idea
    2. Investigating policy coordination: issues and hypotheses
    3. Policy coordination for children under five and for elderly people
    4. Whatever happened to JASP?
    5. Policy coordination: a view of Whitehall
    6. Coordination at local level: introducing methods and localities
    7. Coordination at local level: state of play
    8. Barriers and opportunities
    9. Costs, benefits and incentives
    10. Understanding coordination
    11. Towards a new model of social planning
    Index.

  • Authors

    Linda Challis

    Susan Fuller

    Melanie Henwood

    Rudolf Klein

    William Plowden

    Adrian Webb

    Peter Whittingham

    Gerald Wistow

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