The Politics of Governance: understanding the voluntary-statutory relationship in the UK
My research is concerned with the role of voluntary sector organisations in public service reform, particularly social care services for older people, and the voluntary-statutory relationship in the UK. Adopting a governance perspective my research aims to understand and make sense of changes in the role and form of the state, particularly in relation to public service delivery, and consider the significance of these changes and changing forms of governance for voluntary and statutory organisations involved in delivering social care services and their relationship(s).
Harlock, J. (2010) “Personalisation: Emerging implications for the voluntary and community sector” in Voluntary Sector Review, Vol. 1, No. 3 pp. 371-378.
Harlock, J. (2009) Personalisation: Rhetoric to Reality National Council for Voluntary Organisations: London.
Harlock, J. (2008) “Instituting the ‘third sector’ as a governable terrain: partnership, procurement and performance in the UK”. Policy and Politics, Vol. 36, No.2
Paper presented at ISTR “The Third Sector and Sustainable Social Change: New Frontiers for Research”, Barcelona, July 2008: “The Third Sector and Public Service Reform in the UK: partnership, procurement and performance”.
Organiser of Doctoral Workshop “Thinking Critically about Governance: Explorations of Power in Practice”, University of Bath, April 2009.
Programme Manager for the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group and National Care Forum, for the Department of Health Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership Programme.
Dr. Emma Carmel
Dr. Ellen Kuhlmann
Dr. Tina Skinner
Department of Social and Policy Sciences
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
Tel: 01225 385990