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Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy
Edited by Gabrielle Meagher and Susan Goodwin
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920899950

The provision of social services in Australia has changed dramatically in recent decades. Governments have expanded social provision without expanding the public sector by directly subsidising private provision, by contracting private agencies, both non-profit and for-profit, to deliver services, and through a number of other subsidies and vouchers.

Private actors receive public funds to deliver social services to citizens, raising a range of important questions about financial and democratic accountability: 'who benefits', 'who suffers' and 'who decides'. This book explores these developments through rich case studies of a diverse set of social policy domains. The case studies demonstrate a range of effects of marketisation, including the impact on the experience of consumer engagement with social service systems, on the distribution of social advantage and disadvantage, and on the democratic steering of social policy.

About the editors

Gabrielle Meagher is professor of social policy in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.

Susan Goodwin is associate professor in policy studies in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.

To purchase a copy of Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy please visit the SUP site: http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781920899950.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 14 of 14
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2015Front Matter-
2015Introduction: capturing marketisation in Australian social policyMeagher, Gabrielle; Goodwin, Susan
2015The politics of market encroachment: policymaker rationales and voter responsesMeagher, Gabrielle; Wilson, Shaun
2015The marketisation of human services and the expansion of the not-for-profit sectorGoodwin, Susan; Phillips, Ruth
2015The devil's in the detail: the hidden costs of private retirement incomes policyStebbing, Adam
2015Social benefit bonds: financial markets inside the stateMitropoulos, Angela; Bryan, Dick
2015'Which bank?' Competition and community service obligations in the retail banking sectorCutcher, Leanne; Loibl, Johann
2015Community aged care providers in a competitive environment: past, present and futureDavidson, Bob
2015Home security: marketisation and the changing face of housing assistance in AustraliaGroenhart, Lucy; Gurran, Nicole
2015Money and markets in Australia's healthcare systemCollyer, Fran; Harley, Kirsten; Short, Stephanie
2015Marketisation of immigrant skills assessment in AustraliaBoucher, Anna
2015Markets in education: 'School choice' and family capital.Proctor, Helen; Aitchison, Claire
2015Conditional income transfers and choice in social services: just more conditions and more markets?Carney, Terry
2015About the contributors and end pagesMeagher, Gabrielle; Goodwin, Susan
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 14 of 14