JUC PAC 2008 Presentation

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Presentation to the 2008 Public Administration Committee Annual Conference

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  • JUC PAC 2008 Presentation

    1. 1. Social Policy and Public Administration: Marriage or Divorce? Roundtable Discussion Sponsored by JUC Social Policy Committee
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>JUC </li></ul><ul><li>Historical development of subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Present day split </li></ul><ul><li>Research examples </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
    3. 3. History - Pre-War <ul><li>Fabian roots </li></ul><ul><li>Top-down, state centred </li></ul><ul><li>Administration at fore </li></ul><ul><li>Social sciences in infancy </li></ul>
    4. 4. History - 40s & 50s <ul><li>Beveridge </li></ul><ul><li>UK a world leader </li></ul><ul><li>Welfare state becomes a focal point </li></ul><ul><li>Titmuss & LSE </li></ul>
    5. 5. History - 60s <ul><li>New universities, new subjects, new generation of scholars </li></ul><ul><li>New left critiques of welfare </li></ul><ul><li>‘Rediscovery’ of poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Revolution in the air! </li></ul>
    6. 6. History - 70s <ul><li>New social movements </li></ul><ul><li>Critical social policy </li></ul><ul><li>Limits of Beveridge model </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of New Right </li></ul>
    7. 7. History - 80s <ul><li>SSRC to ESRC </li></ul><ul><li>RIP RIPA </li></ul><ul><li>Social Policy loses Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of user movements </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of think tanks </li></ul><ul><li>Student demand </li></ul>
    8. 8. Present Day Split <ul><li>JUC </li></ul><ul><li>RAE </li></ul><ul><li>TQA/Benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul>
    9. 9. Examples <ul><li>Looked after children </li></ul><ul><li>Process of welfare reform </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Networks debate </li></ul><ul><li>E-government </li></ul>
    10. 10. Discussion <ul><li>Should links be firmer? </li></ul><ul><li>Role for the JUC? </li></ul>

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