By John H. Clarke,Janet E Newman,Nick Smith,Elizabeth Vidler,Louise Westmarland
`This is an illuminating and topical examine, which skilfully blends jointly theoretical and empirical research looking for the "citizen-consumer". it's going to turn into a key textual content for all with an curiosity in public provider reform and the "choice" time table, in addition to consumerism and citizenship' - Ruth Lister, Professor of Social coverage, collage of Loughborough
Political, renowned and educational debates have swirled round the thought of the citizen as a shopper of public providers, with public provider reform more and more geared in the direction of a shopper society. This cutting edge publication attracts on unique learn with these humans within the front-line of the reforms - employees, managers and clients of public companies - to discover their responses to this flip to consumerism.
Creating Citizen-Consumers explores a variety of theoretical, political, coverage and perform matters that come up within the shift in the direction of consumerism. It attracts on contemporary controversies approximately option to study the tensions of modernising public companies to satisfy the calls for of a shopper society. The e-book bargains a clean and demanding knowing of the relationships among humans and companies, and argues for a version according to interdependence, recognize and partnership instead of choice.
This unique e-book makes a particular contribution to debates concerning the way forward for public companies. it is going to be of curiosity to these learning social coverage, cultural stories, public management and administration around the social sciences, in addition to for these operating in public services.
John Clarke is a Professor of Social coverage on the Open college. Janet Newman is a Professor of Social coverage on the Open collage. Nick Smith is a examine Officer within the own Social prone examine Unit on the college of Kent. Elizabeth Vidler is a undertaking Officer within the school of Social Sciences on the Open collage. Louise Westmarland is a Lecturer in Criminology on the Open University.