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Agevall, Lena
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Abrahamsson, A. & Agevall, L. (2009). Välfärdssektorns projektifiering: kortsiktiga lösning av långsiktiga problem. Kommunal ekonomi och politik, 13(4), 35-60
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2009 (Swedish)In: Kommunal ekonomi och politik, ISSN 1402-8700, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 35-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we use two immigrant projects to identify similarities and consequences in order to discuss and analyse outwarding collaborative projects in human service organizations as a tool for change. The heavy use of projects in a slimmed public sector originates from projects’ contradictory promises of flexibility and effectiveness in the New Public Management context. Usually projects are used as a way to get more resources to long-term needs but are seldom implemented as planned in the regular organisation. Seemingly politicians, management and civil servants preferred are focusing on the positive side of projects as means to legitimate the organizations and to bring change by targeting and steering activities. However, they tend to overlook the negative consequences from projects. Citizens and participants experience frustration and distrust. The long-term development in organizations is scarce. Projects are seldom implemented meanwhile as the problems the projects were expected to target still are remaining or even are increasing.

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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Medical and Health Sciences Social Sciences
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-5626 (URN)
Available from: 2010-08-31 Created: 2010-01-07 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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