Gender and the Public Sector: Professionals and Managerial Change

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Contents
Notes on contributorsxi
Acknowledgementsxvi
Introduction1
JIM BARRY,
MIKE DENT AND
MAGGIE O'NEILL
Part I:Contexts and networks3
Part II:Managing professional work4
Part III:Identity and biography7
PART IContexts and networks13
1New Labour, governance and the politics of diversity15
JANET NEWMAN
Understanding governance16
Trajectories of change: bureaucracy and managerialism18
Open system governance: networks and partnership20
Self- and co-governance: the politics of 'citizenship' and 'community'21
Conclusion23
2Gendered states, critical engagements27
TRUDIE HONOUR,
JIM BARRY AND
SNEHA PALNITKAR
Introductory comments: contexts and issues27
Critical acts: political mobilisation30
Critical mass: policy and process34
Concluding thoughts38

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements xvi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Contexts and Networks 13
  • 1 - New Labour, Governance and the Politics of Diversity 15
  • Notes 25
  • 2 - Gendered States, Critical Engagements 27
  • 3 - Managing Transformation? 44
  • 4 - Gender, Welfare Regimes and the Medical Profession in France and Greece 65
  • Notes 80
  • Part II - Managing Professional Work 83
  • 5 - Identifying the Professional 'Man'Ager 85
  • 6 - Women's Positioning in a Bureaucratic Environment 104
  • 7 - Plural Frames of Work in Public Sector Organisations 120
  • Note 133
  • 8 - On the Front Line 136
  • 9 - Hard Nosed or Pink and Fluffy? 154
  • References 168
  • 10 - Ministering Angels and the Virtuous Profession 170
  • References 184
  • Part III - Identity and Biography 187
  • 11 - Gendered Narratives of the Management of Residential Care Homes 189
  • 12 - The Problematic Professional 205
  • References 216
  • Index 218
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