The Governance of Educational Welfare Markets

This book is a first exploratory inquiry into possible educational selectivity effects of the European Social Fund (ESF).


Author: Daniel Pop


ISBN: 3034318995


Page: 234

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This book is a first exploratory inquiry into possible educational selectivity effects of the European Social Fund (ESF). It assesses the extent of the gap between the social policy objectives set through regulatory competences in multi-level governance and the structure of incentives it breeds in practice, with a broad range of implications for the capacity of the government to control for an equitable distribution of services at the community level. The chapters emphasize the educational selectivity involved in national policy decisions concerning ESF implementation in the five countries, the role of informal mechanisms in fine-tuning implementation, the negative effects of formalization and failures in accommodating the complexity of goals which characterizes the ESF, as well as the overall fairness of ESF implementation towards the most disadvantaged groups in society. The empirical analysis suggests that social-service delivery contracting as an instrument of governance is no longer regulating against risks for beneficiaries, but fuels increased social division in access to public services.<BR> The book is the result of the <I>Educational selectivity effects of the European Social Fund project (July 2012 and December 2013), developed with the support of the Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations.

Local Policies and the European Social Fund

Milio, S. (2014) 'The conflicting effects of multi-level governance and the
partnership principle: Evidence from the Italian ... Pop, D. and Stănuş, C. (eds) (
2014) The governance of educational welfare markets: A comparative analysis of
the ...


Author: Zimmermann, Katharina

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447346524

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book reviews how local social and employment policy fields react to the European Social Fund (ESF) to determine the role of the ESF in local activation policies. Drawing on both sociology and political science literature on welfare state reforms, the author examines what shapes local policy reactions to ESF and what effects these reactions have on change in local policy fields. Comparing data from 18 local case studies across 6 European countries, and deploying an innovative mixed-method approach, the book presents comparative evidence on everyday challenges in the context of the ESF and discusses how these findings are applicable to other funding schemes.

Globalization on the Margins 2nd Edition

Inclusive education: An EFA strategy for all children. Washington, DC: World
Bank. Pop, D., & Stănuș, C. (2015). The governance of educational welfare
markets: A comparative analysis of the European social fund in five countries.
Taiwan: ...


Author: Iveta Silova

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641138840

Category: Education

Page: 603

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Reflecting on almost three decades of postsocialist transformations, the second edition of Globalization on the Margins explores continuities and changes in Central Asian education development since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, with a particular focus on the developments that took place since the production of the first edition in 2011. Rather than viewing these transformations in isolation, the authors place their analyses within the global context by reflecting on the interaction between Soviet legacies and global education reform pressures in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. This new edition, in addition to a revised introduction and a newly added conclusion, consists of four thematic sections, each reflecting a key theme in the educational life of the Central Asian states. These thematic sections, introduction and conclusion collectively update our understanding of the recent developments and challenges in education of the five Central Asian states. They, however, go beyond mere information update, so as to complicate, re-engage, re-form and re-define the margins, taking up ‘margins’ a conceptual, geographic, cultural, and geo-political construct. Notwithstanding the diversity of local and international authors, variety of theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and conceptual lenses, the essays reveal the complexity and uncertainty of the post-socialist education transformations. Instead of portraying the transition process as the influx of Western ideas into the region, Globalization on the Margins provides new lenses to critically example education as a contested field of diverse perspectives, competing forces, and multidirectional flow of ideas, concepts, and reforms in Central Asia. ENDORSEMENTS: "Hindsight famously brings clarity. And, much of what happened after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union has now been correctly deeded over to historians. Nonetheless, we ignore that history at our peril. The contributors to this volume show that carefully textured and historically attuned education research generates deep insights into ongoing transformations and the political, cultural, social and economic structures, relations, and practices that do the work of producing margins and centers in the first place." ~ Noah W. Sobe, Loyola University Chicago "Globalization on the margins and at the epicentre of the battles of the Great Powers. Two excellent educators, Sarfaroz Niyozov and Iveta Silova, compiled a timely and long-awaited scholarly work based on empirical research in societies, which had similar history close to three decades ago. All the contributors are prolific educators who know the education system from within and without, who either hailed from the region or have spent a considerable amount of time to know the systems well. The book contains remarkable stories of education through the ups and downs of historical evolution. It is a must-read primer for anyone interested in learning about high quality research in the field of education in Central Asia. It is a huge contribution to educational research with an impact on research and teaching for years to come." ~ Duishon Shamatov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan "The challenge of moving Central Asia from the borders of the Soviet Empire to the world’s center is the focus of the discussions in ‘Globalization on the Margins.’ The transition to the Western models of education was happening in the context of major paradigm shift, which entire humanity was experiencing and which could be described as the arrival of the new post-industrial civilization. During this process, Central Asian countries have been pushed to the margins, because their contribution to the wealth of the new world know-how was much less pronounced than that of their Western neighbours. Therefore, investment into the research that contributes to local knowledge production seems a natural solution to the problem. All the contributors to this book have a vast experience in the region and many of their observations are thought provoking. This is a very insightful and much needed book." ~ Elena Lenskaya, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Russia

The New Management of British Local Governance

This paradox requires analysis of the contradictions created within the
governance of education by market formation which ... The market as a result
places collective welfare beyond the reach of public deliberation, choice and
action: in other ...


Author: Gerry Stoker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349272952

Category: Local government

Page: 312

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Market Development in China

Fourth, the Chinese government needs to increase its commitment and give
prominence to education. ... The Chinese educational system is facing an era of
great development with the transition from welfare education to a mixed-plural ...


Author: Belton M. Fleisher

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782541756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 506

Presents the analysis of specialists on causes, benefits and problems resulting from China's transition to a market economy. This book deals with several facets of China's economic growth and its rising income inequality. It provides evidence on China's social and economic inequalities and their causes.

Education Welfare and the Capabilities Approach

Indeed, the development of activation programmes, aiming at developing the
beneficiaries' “assets” or at equalising their chances on the labour market, most
often goes hand in hand with the reinforcement of constraints and sanctions ...


Author: Hans-Uwe Otto

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783866492905

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The capabilities approach (CA) is considered to be a philosophical approach to social justice, a scientific approach to research welfare production on a macro and micro level, and eventually as a potentially new, practically adoptable principle for educational and social service delivery. CA is currently one of the most influential attempts to reconcile the competing demands which are associated with the fundamental conceptions of equality, recognition, and liberty. CA advocates an egalitarian, political conception of social justice which is concerned with the cultivation, maximization, and just distribution of the (real) freedom of persons. Renowned philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, economists, and educational scientists explore the conceptual and practical implications of this approach for delivering socially just policies. This volume analyzes the potentials and pitfalls of CA, which was initially developed by the Indian economist Amartya Sen and the American philosopher Martha Nussbaum.

Israel and the Common Market

6 ) 2 . 4 Commerce , Banking and Insurance 13 . 5 13 . 7 12 . 1 Transport ,
Storage and Communications 7 . 6 ( 1 . 9 ) 8 . 2 Services 21 . 6 54 . 0 21 . 5
Government and Public 8 . 8 Administration 17 . 6 32 . 3 Education , Welfare ,
Religion etc .


Author: Pierre Uri


ISBN: UOM:39015070438877

Category: European Economic Community

Page: 680

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Markets Planning and Development

... welfare services , better and more efficient tax collection machinery , more
sophisticated methods of macroeconomics ... of public consumption are usually
expenditures on general government administration , defense , education ,
welfare ...


Author: Yair Aharoni


ISBN: UCSC:32106000886876

Category: Economic development

Page: 323

View: 104

The Economist

... from central government in from their own generating arms , rather had been
planning to regulate the work of areas such as education , welfare and polic- than
on the open market . This month one those seeking to influence government ing ...




ISBN: UCR:31210024032672

Category: Commerce


View: 160

Restructuring Welfare Governance

This innovative book explores the introduction and impact of marketization and managerialism in social policy by adopting a dual perspective - one on regulation and governance, the other on human resources - covering five fields of social ...


Author: Tanja Klenk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783475773

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Quasi-markets and managerial steering techniques have spread in the provision of welfare state services and are now a salient feature. This innovative book explores the introduction and impact of marketization and managerialism in social policy by adopting a dual perspective - one on regulation and governance, the other on human resources - covering five fields of social service delivery. Welfare governance (for example, welfare mix, regulation, employment conditions and customer involvement) has changed significantly in the past decade. In particular, the new governance models not only clash with traditional ideas of bureaucratic regulation but also with the norms and standards of professional service delivery. The fact that the labor force in welfare organizations is made up of 'professionals' implies that the introduction of new modes of welfare governance often results in organizational conflicts. The editors and contributors collectively assesses these processes not only by comparing different policy fields and countries, but also by taking a close look inside organizations, examining the coping strategies of professionals, and how they adapt to new models of governing welfare organizations.An ideal compliment to undergraduate and postgraduate study, Restructuring Welfare Governance is essential reading for scholars in the fields of social policy, public administration and comparative welfare state analysis.

Chalcedon Report

While government control of education with its low Every participant in the labor
market is under pressure standards and ... without educational welfare by costs of
which labor costs are only one of many replacing the government educational ...




ISBN: WISC:89082564667

Category: Apologetics


View: 575

Labor Health Education and Welfare Appropriations

... commerce , Government , and other employment sources for older workers ,
retirees , and others seeking that type of employment . Specialized counseling
services will be provided in the 25 to 35 major labor market areas where the
problem ...


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations


ISBN: LOC:00186951037



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The Stock Markets

... increased the federal deficit and the need for additional federal borrowing .
Thirdly , state and municipal expenditures for services and capital budgeting for
education , welfare , and highways increased the flow of government securities .


Author: Gilbert William Cooke


ISBN: STANFORD:20501231361

Category: Finance

Page: 570

View: 393

Expository Writing in Political Science

For example , compensatory education and affordable health care are needed by
welfare recipients , but the existence of establishments to provide these needs is
limited in the public market . Lastly , in certain cases the government can ...


Author: Diane E. Schmidt

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: IND:30000039906122

Category: Academic writing

Page: 283

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Promoting Active Citizenship

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book analyses the considerable variation in the shares of private provision for core services in education, health and social services, in the Scandinavian countries.


Author: Karl Henrik Sivesind

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319553818

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book analyses the considerable variation in the shares of private provision for core services in education, health and social services, in the Scandinavian countries. The chapters compare countries, service areas, and the for-profit, non-profit and public sectors. Each focuses on different levels of change: the mix of welfare providers, national laws and regulations, governance in municipalities, nursing homes and schools, and finally, the consequences experienced by the users of the services. The authors ask which combinations of governance structures, service sector providers, and user choice give the best results for active citizenship. Promoting Active Citizenship will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Public Administration and Management, Non-Profit Management, Social Policy, Innovation in Public Service, Social Care and Education and School Research.

Partnerships New Labour and the Governance of Welfare

Partnerships, New Labour and the governance of welfare: provides an up-to-date critical analysis of partnerships; addresses the highly topical theme of 'partnerships' as the means of achieving joined-up government; presents empirical ...


Author: Glendinning, Caroline

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861343390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

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Current policy encourages 'partnerships' - between statutory organisations and professionals; public and private sectors; with voluntary organisations and local communities. But is this collaborative discourse really as distinctive as the Labour Government claims? How far do contemporary partnerships exemplify an approach to governing which is based on networks (as distinct from hierarchies and markets)? Partnerships, New Labour and the governance of welfare: provides an up-to-date critical analysis of partnerships; addresses the highly topical theme of 'partnerships' as the means of achieving joined-up government; presents empirical evidence from a wide range of welfare partnerships; examines the relationships between local welfare partnerships and the management of those partnerships by central government; reveals the imbalance of power which characterises many contemporary partnerships. · It is essential reading for academics and students of contemporary social and public policy and for those with an interest in networks and other theories of welfare governance.

Social and Cultural Report

In the fields of welfare , justice , education and culture this leads to a shift in
thinking from the input of resources ... of a market for welfare , with independent
actors who provide services , but monitored and regulated by government , leads
to a ...


Author: Netherlands. Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau


ISBN: UCSC:32106009305035

Category: Netherlands


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Introduction to Comparative Government

The budget of the national government is heavily strained by the costs of
education , welfare , agricultural subsidies , and ... that government , business ,
and labor must all collaborate in order to seize and hold shares of the global
market for ...


Author: Michael Curtis

Publisher: HarperCollins College

ISBN: UOM:39015064790424

Category: Comparative government

Page: 639

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Monthly Abstract of Statistics

Private education services including driving schools and business colleges . ...
Non Market Production Groups 22 . ... Government administration , defence ,
health and education , welfare and fire services , scientific research , soil
conservation ...




ISBN: PSU:000060548351

Category: New Zealand


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