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Since the Blair government was elected in Britian in May 1997, there has been an explosion of area-based initiatives aimed at regenerating deprived communities and reducing poverty and social exclusion. All are partnerships that place a high value on collaboration, in contrast to the previous government's faith in competition and quasi-markets. At the same time, these new experiments in 'joined-up government' are expected to put the interests of consumers and communities before the innate conservatism of providers of services. In addition, many of the new area-based initiatives are charged with the responsibility for 'constantly reviewing, evaluating and, where necessary, adapting policies to ensure they achieve the maximum effect.
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit|
|Depositing User:||Rosalyn Bass|
|Date Deposited:||21 May 2011 01:35|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2012 15:03|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26859 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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