Publications

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

Unmasking austerity and organising for new challenges, Dexter Whitfield

We need to draw lessons from the strategies used to oppose austerity policies and neoliberal ‘transformation’ of public services. New challenges include reversing the decline in labour share of national income and the slow pace of financial market reforms. Opposition to transnational free trade agreements must be strengthened. “New approaches to organising, building alliances and action strategies will require ideological and cultural change within trade unions, community and civil society organisations. Since ‘business as usual’ is not a viable public service option, neither is it an option for organisations opposing austerity and neoliberalism”. False Economy, September 2014. http://falseeconomy.org.uk/blog/unmasking-austerity-and-organising-for-new-cha llenges- dexter-whitfield

2014-09-14 08:51:02
Commercialising Education and Skills: Future Delivery of Services to Schools

The London Borough of Barnet has commenced a new wave of outsourcing commencing with education and skills services to schools. This analysis of the Councils options appraisal for Barnet UNISON exposes how commercial values and market ideology have been used to reject an in-house option. It is highly probable that the sector will perceive that Capita’s two large contracts with Barnet Council give it an unfair advantage. It could lead to the Council failing to obtain value for money and Capita charging premium contract rates.

2014-09-13 09:22:34
Inquiry into the Future of Voluntary Services: The Ideological Context, Paper No. 4 - Dexter Whitfield

This paper for the National Coalition for Independent Action's Inquiry examines neoliberal ideology and objectives and their role in the transformation of public services and the welfare state. The paper highlights ways in which voluntary sector organisations are being drawn into the commercialisation and marketisation of public services and the effects of a contract culture. http://www.independentaction.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Ideological-Contex t- final.pdf Other Inquiry reports available from: http://www.independentaction.net/category/inquiry-voluntary-services/updates-r eports/

2014-06-19 17:12:58

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.
2012-07-18 12:29:15

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