Restructuring Welfare Organizations in Europe

From Democracy to Good Management?

  • Paola Mattei

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Paola Mattei
      Pages 1-9
  3. Welfare and Administration: The New Settlement, 1980–2007

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Paola Mattei
      Pages 34-58
  4. State Schools and Public Hospitals in Europe

  5. Welfare Democracy and Managerialism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 176-219

About this book


Providing a new comparative analysis of the changes which have radically questioned the 'old' organizational arrangements of the delivery of welfare services since the early 1980s, this book argues that new managerial accountability regimes severely undermine the democratic foundations of the welfare state in Europe.


Comparative analysis democracy Europe organization organizations service

Authors and affiliations

  • Paola Mattei
    • 1
  1. 1.Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)University of MannheimGermany

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