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Contract or Trust? The role of compacts in local governance

Craig, Gary; Taylor, Marilyn; Bloor, Kate; Wilkinson, Mick; Syed, Alia; Monro, Surya

Authors

Gary Craig

Marilyn Taylor

Kate Bloor

Alia Syed

Surya Monro



Abstract

The changing nature of the relationship between the state and the voluntary and community sectors (VCS) has been a feature in the development of social welfare in many countries over recent. In the UK, as elsewhere, the move away from state provision towards a welfare market has changed the welfare mix and given voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) a greater role in service delivery. More recently, an emphasis on ‘partnership’ has signalled the growing importance of VCOs in both developing and implementing policy. But studies of partnership – either in the welfare market (the ‘so-called’ contract culture) or in new forms of governance – have suggested that the state’s new working relationships with the VCS, rather than being collaborative in the way that partnering suggests, can be very instrumental, reflecting a continued imbalance of power.

Citation

Craig, G., Taylor, M., Bloor, K., Wilkinson, M., Syed, A., & Monro, S. (2002). Contract or Trust? The role of compacts in local governance. Bristol: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Report Type Research Report
Publication Date Jan 1, 2002
Deposit Date Jul 3, 2024
Publisher Policy Press
Pages 48
ISBN 1861343795
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4731891