Turner, David and Martin, Steve (2004) Managerialism meets community development: contracting for social inclusion? Policy and Politics, 32 (1). pp. 21-32. ISSN 14708442Full text not available from this repository.
The government-funded Neighbourhood Support Fund (NSF) programme, launched in March 2000, sought to tackle exclusion among disaffected young people in the most disadvantaged areas of England. NSF reflected a decisive policy shift - rejecting state-centric youth service provision in favour of direct funding of community-led initiatives. This article highlights important tensions between the government's aim of promoting innovative, community-based solutions and its emphasis on the rapid 'delivery' of tangible improvements. It raises questions about the capacity of local authorities and community-based groups to champion such initiatives. Early evidence suggests that implementing such a 'joined-up' approach requires a framework which is more conducive to collaboration between the statutory, voluntary and community sectors than that which currently exists.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||England; Administration of Urban Planning and Community and Rural Development; Other local, municipal and regional public administration; Administration of General Economic Programmes; Public Finance Activities; Community development|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
|Divisions:||Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Social Sciences|
|Research Priority Areas:||Environmental Dynamics & Governance|
|Depositing User:||EPrints Services|
|Date Deposited:||06 Mar 2014 11:04|
|Last Modified:||13 Nov 2016 12:52|