publication . Article . Other literature type . 2002

Localising Welfare-to-Work? Territorial Flexibility and the New Deal for Young People

Peter Sunley; Corinne Nativel; Ron Martin;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2002 Journal: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, volume 20, issue 6 December, pages 911-932
Abstract
<jats:p> The move towards workfare and active labour-market policies is often alleged to be closely associated with the decentralisation and localisation of welfare delivery and agencies. In the United Kingdom, the New Deal for the young unemployed was designed to introduce local flexibility and discretion in delivery to mainstream labour-market policy. We use case studies of five local areas to examine the extent to which the programme has actually been decentralised and benefited from ‘local flexibility’. We categorise the arguments for policy decentralisation under four main rationales—improved policy learning and adaptation, stronger partnership building, mo...
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free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Public Administration, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, New Deal, Discretion, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Welfare, General partnership, Workfare, Economics, Decentralization, Public economics, Bureaucracy, Contractualism
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