Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed by Ewan Ferlie

By Ewan Ferlie

Over the past thirty years, students of overall healthiness care firms were trying to find recommendations and photographs to light up their underlying, and moving, modes of organizing. Nowhere has this controversy been extra severe than within the uk, given the lengthy succession of most sensible down reorganizations in the nationwide wellbeing and fitness carrier (NHS) during the last thirty years. This booklet characterises the character of key reforms - particularly controlled networks - brought within the united kingdom nationwide well-being provider in the course of the New Labour interval (1997-2010), combining wealthy empirical case fabric of such controlled networks drawn from diverse healthiness coverage arenas (clinical genetics, melanoma networks, sexual overall healthiness networks, and long-term care) with a theoretically expert analysis.

The booklet makes 3 key contributions. first of all, it argues that New Labour's reforms incorporated a tremendous community point in keeping with underlying community governance principles, specifying stipulations of 'success' for those controlled networks and exploring how a lot growth used to be empirically obtrusive. Secondly, as a way to conceptualise a number of the complicated well-being coverage arenas studied, the ebook makes use of the idea that of 'wicked problems': complex events without visible strategies, whose scope is going past anybody company, usually with conflicting stakeholder pursuits, the place there are significant social and behavioural dimensions to be thought of along medical issues. Thirdly, it makes a contribution to the increasing Foucauldian and governmentality-based literature on healthiness care organisations, by way of retheorising organizational tactics and coverage advancements which don't healthy both expert dominance or NPM types from a governmentality point of view.

From the empirical facts accrued, the e-book argues that controlled networks (as against replacement governance modes of hierarchy or markets) could be the main compatible governance mode in these many and increasing coverage arenas characterized by means of 'wicked problems', and may take delivery of extra time to advance and achieve their power.

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Cancer services policy in particular challenged the quasi market mode of organizing as unhelpful early on (DoH, 1995), even before the change of government in 1997. The new managed cancer networks built on and formalized existing patterns of professional working in cancer services, whereby specialist expertise was supposed to radiate out of teaching hospitals to associated district hospitals and primary care providers across a 28 ‘Reforming’ UK health care organizations large geographical patch.

Why did they work such long hours and do so willingly? Their research problem was to explain: ‘a case where knowledge workers appear subject not only to a managerial division of labour, but also what they experience as extreme work conditions, in particular long working hours, and yet they subject themselves willingly’. Much conventional literature on Knowledge Intensive Firms sees them as highly decentralized, yet Karreman and Alvesson (2009) found subtle corporate control mechanisms which created the ‘right sort’ of motivated workforce.

Note the stress on technical apparatuses as an important element. This is a melange rather than a single power centre so internal relations may be fluid and shift (unlike, say, the more centred Marxist analysis of the ruling class). Importantly, resistance to a governmentality project is possible and may lead to ‘counter conducts’ which sabotage governmentality regimes (Foucault, 2007, p. 356), for example, prisoners may (and sometimes do) reject discipline and self-reform, riot, and even burn the governor’s office!

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