Book News: June 23rd, 1999

By Mark Exworthy and Susan Halford

A key aspect of change in the 1980s and 1990s has been the emergence of a ‘new managerialism’. It has been seen to pose a significant threat to the traditional dominance of professionalism and professionals. The book explores the relationship between managerialism and professionals by using in-depth studies from education, social work and medicine. It shows that in practice the relationship is characterised by a range of outcomes, from conflict to patterns of compromise and collaboration. It challenges assumptions about the distinctiveness of managerialism and professionals.

Published by Open University Press. ISBN 0335 19820 1. Hardback 50 pounds. ISBN 0335 19820 8. Paperback 16 pounds 99p