Summary and Info
This book offers a new and insightful analysis of the effectiveness of the public sector reforms that have been put in place in the UK over the last twenty years. It represents a different type of approach, in that it looks at the effects of reform by examining the actual social organization of the groups the various policy measures have impacted. It moves away from the emphasis of general writing on the New Public Managerialism which, in terms of overall assessment, either assumes that the reforms will work, or that they are entirely inappropriate and will produce changes that are uniformly poor. This book seeks a more careful appraisal in which important effects are distinguished and examined.