Synopses & Reviews
"This book provides useful insights into recent changes in the French welfare state and raises a wide range of questions concerning the relationship between the state and civil society in France." --H-STATE Reviews
In a striking new view of privatization and the modern state, this book recounts the involvement of nonprofit organizations in the implementation of socialist policy in France during the 1980s.
About the Author
Claire F. Ullman received a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in 1995. She has taught at Barnard College and the Wharton School and has been a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Public Management. Her other publications include "Partners in Reform: Nonprofits and the Welfare State in France," in Walter W. Powell and Elisabeth S. Clemens, eds., Private Action and the Public Good.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Delegation to Nonprofit Organizations and the Crisis of State Capacity
Chapter 2: The Failure of Existing Theory: A Literature Review
Chapter 3: The Nonprofit Sector in France: Past and Present
Chapter 4: Laying the Groundwork for Delegation: Three Programs for Reform
Chapter 5: Political Struggles over Nonprofits' Roles: 1974-1981
Chapter 6: A Policy of Delegation and Inclusion: The New Socialist Government in Power
Chapter 7: The New Power of Nonprofits: Poverty Policy Initiatives of the 1980s
Chapter 8: Nonprofits to the Rescue?