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    DescriptionThere has been much speculation about the introduction of the contract culture in the public services and its consequences for those involved (including service users). This book, which is based on original research, sets out to examine the impact of contracts in three areas of the public service: health, social services, and other government activities. These findings are set in the context of policy development for the public sector as a whole. Detailed case studies in selected areas reveal the varying different patterns that have emerged. A study of the attitudes of those involved illuminates the different perspectives of participants. In the concluding chapters the authors review the policy implications of the study and identify likely future developments.

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    Contracting for Change
    Contracts in Health, Social Care and Other Local Government Services
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kieron Walsh, By (author) Etc., By (author) Nicholas Deakin, By (author) Paula Smith, By (author) Peter Spurgeon, By (author) Neil Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198289456
    ISBN 10: 0198289456

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    line figures, tables
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    09 October 1997
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    Author Information
    Nicholas Deakin is Professor of Social Policy and Administration, University of Birmingham. He has been Private Secretary to Minister of State 1962-3; Head of Central Policy Unit, GLC, 1972-80; Scientific Advisor, Department of Health, 1986-91; Vice-Chairman, Social Affairs Committee, ESRC, 1984-6; Chair, Social Policy Association, 1989-92.
    Review quote
    This analysis provides a detailed and incisive explanation of the various states of market and contract development in these public services. Additional insight is provided by reflections on the international experience of contracting in seven countries...This excellent book is an appropriate tribute to [Kieran Walsh's] legacy. Health Service Journal January 1998.
    Table of contents
    Preface ; Introduction ; 1. The Experience of Change in the UK Public Service ; 2. Understanding the Process of Public Service Management Change ; 3. The Introduction of Contracts ; 4. The Research Investigation ; 5. Structures for and of Contracting ; 6. Markets ; 7. Managing Contracts ; 8. The Context of Change ; 9. The Contract Revolution: The International Experience ; 10. Conclusion ; Appendix 1: Analysing Contracts ; Appendix 2: Attitudes ; References