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From recession to renewal : the impact of the financial crisis on public services and local government

Author: Joanna Richardson
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Policy Press, 2011.
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"This book promises to connect the larger dynamics of crisis, the institutional arrangements of public services and some of the specific locations of the impacts of the crisis."--John Clarke, Professor of Social Policy, The Open University.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Richardson
ISBN: 9781847427007 1847427006 9781847426994 1847426999
OCLC Number: 587065018
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Context --
ch. 1. Introduction : the scope and challenges of the financial crisis / Joanna Richardson and Colin Copus --
ch. 2. The historical context of the global financial crisis : from Bretton Woods to the debacle of neoliberalism / George Lambie --
ch. 3. Financial crises, governance and cohesion : can governments learn up? / Stuart Holland --
pt. 2. Policies and issues --
ch. 4. Public policy responses to fiscal debt or deficit : is ther a difference / Fred Mear --
ch. 5. Protecting the community from the effects of the financial crisis / Joanna Richardson --
ch. 6. Exploring the local political context of the recession / Steve Leach and Mark Roberts --
ch. 7. Efficiencies in public service delivery / John Seddon and Brendan O'Donovan --
ch. 8. Choice, empowerment, personalisation : taking forward public services in a recession / Tim Brown and Nicola Yates --
ch. 9. Governing the mix : how local government still matters / Helen Sullivan --
pt. 3. Conclusion --
ch. 10. Conclusion : from recession to renewal? / Joanna Richardson.
Responsibility: edited by Joanna Richardson.
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