The Rise of the Enabling State

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Author: Jennifer Wallace

Year: 2013

ISBN: 978-1909447097

As austerity continues to affect public spending, governments are struggling with the implications of ageing populations and increased demand.   The Trust argues that a new model of public services, based on a new relationship with citizens and communities, is required.  Based on almost 200 research reports, policy analysis papers and government documents, the review highlights the shift from the welfare state to the enabling state.

To download the report please click on the image. You can keep up to date with our Enabling State project led by Carnegie Fellow Sir John Elvidge here. For more information on this report and the Enabling State project please get in touch with Jenny Brotchie, Policy Officer jenny@carnegieuk.org


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