Work and the Welfare State places street-level organizations at the analytic center of welfare-state politics, policy and management. This volume offers a critical examination of efforts to change the welfare state to a workfare state by looking at on-the-ground issues in six countries: USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.
As a major contribution to expanding the conceptualization of how organizations matter to policy and political transformation, this book will be of special interest to all public management and public policy scholars and students.
Evelyn Z. Brodkin is an associate professor at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. She is the author of The False Promise of Administrativ Refom. Brodkin has held visiting professorships in Australia, Denmark, France and Mexico; received the Herbert Kaufman Award from APSA and was named a Fellow of the Open Society Institute.
Gregory Marston is a professor of social policy at the School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology in Australia.