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Getting Welfare to WorkStreet-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands$
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Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O'Sullivan, and Els Sol

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198743705

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.001.0001

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Governance Modes

Governance Modes

Chapter:
(p.131) 8 Governance Modes
Source:
Getting Welfare to Work
Author(s):

Mark Considine

Jenny M. Lewis

Siobhan O’Sullivan

Els Sol

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.003.0008

Chapter 8 considers different governance modes, with a view to understanding how reforms are translated into different practices that are utilized by those on the frontline of service delivery. Three distinct modes of street-level governance are identified (procedural, corporate-market, and network) and the variations between these across the countries are analysed, as is their stability over time. This chapter examines convergence between nations in regard to these three governance modes, as a key source of insights into the effects of longer term trends in reforming welfare-to-work. The corporate-market type was the most stable over time, the procedural types was less so, and the network type varied substantially by place and time. The corporate-market type is also important in all three countries, while the procedural type is important for Australian and UK staff but not for the Dutch staff. The network type is the most different between the countries. Finally, the corporate mode of governance is the dominant one for staff, in all three countries, while a network orientation is a low priority in general.

Keywords:   governance, governance modes, New Public Management, procedural, corporate-market, network, comparison, convergence

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