2016

A Left/Right Convergence on the New Public Management? The Unintended Power of Diverse Ideas

Reprint No. 2016:61

Author(s): Johan WennströmYear: 2016 Title: Critical Review Volume (No.): 28 (3-4) Pages: 380–403
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While it might appear self-evident that the trend toward the New Public Management (NPM) in the public administration systems of many Western countries is an outgrowth of neoliberalism, the case of Swedish education suggests that such policies can have widely different and counterintuitive sources. Ideas about education from both sides of the political spectrum appear to have paved the way for NPM in the Swedish school system. This possibility casts the ideological basis for NPM reforms in a new light, at least in the context of the Swedish school system.


Reference:
Wennström, Johan (2016), "A Left/Right Convergence on the New Public Management? The Unintended Power of Diverse Ideas". Critical Review 28(3-4), 380–403.

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Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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