Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from 3 states

Lindsay, Colin, McQuaid, Ronald W and Dutton, Matthew (2006) Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from 3 states. In: Delni Aspen, Brussels.

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New forms of inter-agency co-operation have gained increasing prominence in the development and delivery of activation strategies. This article compares different models
of inter-agency co-operation, drawing on case study research in Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK. The different models have reported variations in performance when delivering on the key benefits often attributed to effective inter-agency co-operation. The article raises concerns that the process of contracting-out in activation has at times conflicted
with attempts to improve co-operation between agencies, while the increasing dominance of purchaser–provider relations can undermine progress towards ‘shared ownership’ of activation policies and effective partnership-working

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: inter-agency co-operation; Denmark; Netherlands; United Kingdom; contracting-out; purchaser-provider relations; partnership-working; shared ownership
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 334 Cooperatives
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 2619
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 13:16
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 12:27

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