Decentring Health Policy: Learning from British Experiences in Healthcare Governance

1st Edition

Mark Bevir, Justin Waring

Routledge
Published July 27, 2017
Reference - 210 Pages
ISBN 9781138232990 - CAT# Y309014
Series: Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

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Summary

Taking a ‘decentred’ approach to the analysis of health policy means being attentive to the historical contingencies and circumstances within which reforms are located, the influence of dominant or elite narratives in the shaping of policy, the local traditions and customary practices through which policies are mobilised, and the way local actors contest, negotiate and co-construct policy.

This book offers a unique analysis of the changing landscape of healthcare reform in Britain, as an example of decentralized reforms across the developed world. The collection is framed by the recognition that healthcare reform has resulted in variegated and decentralized forms of governance. The chapters look at distinct aspects of reform within the British NHS to bring to light the influence of local histories, traditions, coalitions, and values, in the remaking of a national healthcare system. Each chapter focuses on a different aspects of reform, and in others developing cross-national and comparative analysis. However, each offers a unique contribution and analysis of contemporary theories of healthcare governance.

This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners in healthcare, health and social policy, political science, and public management and governance.

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