Public Values and Public Trust: Responses to Welfare State Reform in the UK

Taylor-Gooby, P.F. and Wallace, A. (2009) Public Values and Public Trust: Responses to Welfare State Reform in the UK. Journal of Social Policy, 38 (3). pp. 401-419. ISSN 00472794. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The current reform programme in the UK welfare state appears to improve cost-efficiency and responsiveness in many areas, but runs the risk of generating further problems. This paper argues that the justification for the new directions in policy rest ultimately on a particular understanding of agency. The limitations of this account explain why proponents of the reforms tend not to recognise or pay adequate attention to problems of legitimacy and public trust. Evidence from a new survey is used to demonstrate this in the context of the reform of the National Health Service

Item Type: Article
Projects: [106] Institutional Trust and Health Care Reform
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Peter Taylor-Gooby
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 12:50
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2009 15:37
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18950 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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