Publications available to buy from the European Services Strategy Unit.

Most of the publications listed here can be downloaded in Word or pdf format. Others can be purchased from the European Services Strategy Unit.

The Latest Three Publications

Barnet’s Future Library Service: Library Review No 2

Barnet Council plan to cut Library workforce by nearly 50%, reduce staffed hours by 70%, four libraries will be run by volunteers, yet will spend £7.6m searching for a contractor. This report for Barnet UNISON examines the proposals at the start of a second public consultation.

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Alternative to Private Finance of the Welfare State: A global analysis of Social Impact Bond, Pay-for-Success & Development Impact Bond Projects, by Dexter Whitfield

The first detailed critical analysis of the growing global market in social impact bond projects and reveals that they are the latest new ‘buy-now-pay-later’ scheme to privatise public services and the welfare state. Details 30 financial and public policy flaws in these projects. Proposes an alternative strategy consisting of government and public sector plans for early intervention and prevention; Public Service Innovation and Improvement Plans at departmental or service level; and trade union/community alliances to develop strategies and scope for transnational action. Published jointly by ESSU and the Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre, University of Adelaide.

2015-09-11 12:33:13
The New Health and Social Care Economy – Dexter Whitfield

This ground-breaking report puts the health and social care sector at the centre of importance to achieve sustainable economic growth. Commissioned by New Directions, the definitive analysis covers Sefton MBC, Liverpool and Greater Manchester City Regions and the North West regional economy. It demonstrates the economic importance of the health and social care economy; sets out the terrain on which the integration of health and social care must take place including privatisation, inequalities, austerity, demographic change and quality jobs; and makes local and national 40 recommendations.

2015-07-02 12:59:48

Publication Categories

Following is a listing of all the categories of publications from the European Services Strategy Unit.

ESSU Research Reports
Research reports from the European Services Strategy Unit.
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ESSU Reports and Briefings
Reports and books published by ESSU
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ESSU Reports for public bodies, trade unions and community organisations
Reports researched and written by ESSU for public bodies, trade unions and community organisations.
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Books and articles by Dexter Whitfield
Books and articles by Dexter Whitfield published externally.
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Public Service Practice
A series of best practice reports on key aspects of public management.
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Public Sector Research
Public Sector Research Online provides detailed guidance on how to research and investigate public policy, public services, the economy, government, companies, consultants, trusts, organisations and individuals.
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Archive of key Centre for Public Services and SCAT reports
Important documents on a range of public policy issues produced between 1973 and late 1990s.
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