Managing social issues : a public values perspective /

This book examines how governments, non-profit and private organizations, and local networks understand the connections between public values and social issues. Western societies face complex social issues and a growing diversity of views on how these should be addressed. The traditional view focuse...

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Imprint:Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., 2013.
Description:xi, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Social problems.
Values.
Public administration.
Public welfare.
Social policy.
Social problems.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9794277
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Other authors / contributors:Leisink, Peter.
ISBN:9781781006955 (hardback)
1781006954 (hardback)
9781781006962 (e-book)
1781006962 (e-book)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:This book examines how governments, non-profit and private organizations, and local networks understand the connections between public values and social issues. Western societies face complex social issues and a growing diversity of views on how these should be addressed. The traditional view focuses on government and public policy but neglects the initiatives that non-profit and private organizations and local networks take. This book presents a broader variety of viewpoints and theories. Looking at various cases, the authors analyse conflicting values and interests, actors' understandings of the public values related to social issues, and their action to create what they regard as public value. Drawing together these perspectives the authors point the way to how government and the private and voluntary sectors can work in tandem to resolve social issues. The study will prove insightful for researchers and students in fields such as governance studies, public administration, public sector management, organization studies, non-profit and voluntary organizations, civil society, public policy, social policy and social issues in management. The policy focus of the book will also draw the interest of policy makers in governmental and non-governmental organizations.