This book examines how governments, non-profit and private organizations, and local networks understand the connections between public values and social issues.
Western societies face complex social issues and a growing diversity of views on how these should be addressed. The traditional view focuses on government and public policy but neglects the initiatives that non-profit and private organizations and local networks take. This book presents a broader variety of viewpoints and theories. Looking at various cases, the authors analyse conflicting values and interests, actors' understandings of the public values related to social issues, and their action to create what they regard as public value. Drawing together these perspectives the authors point the way to how government and the private and voluntary sectors can work in tandem to resolve social issues.
The study will prove insightful for researchers and students in fields such as governance studies, public administration, public sector management, organization studies, non-profit and voluntary organizations, civil society, public policy, social policy and social issues in management. The policy focus of the book will also draw the interest of policy makers in governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Edited by Peter Leisink, Paul Boselie, Maarten van Bottenburg and Dian Marie Hosking, Utrecht University School of Governance, The Netherlands
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Peter Leisink, Paul Boselie, Maarten van Bottenburg and Dian Marie Hosking PART I: ACTORS AND PUBLIC VALUES IN THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL FIELD 2. Public Management Contributions for Improving Social Service Performance: Public Values, Public Service Motivation and Rule Functionality Gene A. Brewer 3. Public Value Creation and Strategic Human Resource Management: Public Service Motivation as a Linking Mechanism Wouter Vandenabeele, Peter Leisink and Eva Knies 4. Academia: Habitat of Contesting Public Values? Henk J. van Rinsum and Arie de Ruijter 5. Public Value and Localism in the UK Keith Grint and Clare Holt 6. The Organization of Social Issues through Sport: Youths in Public Playgrounds Jeroen Vermeulen PART II: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND POSSIBILITIES FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION 7. Sport, Social Cohesion and Community Building: Managing the Nexus Ramon Spaaij 8. `Passion Alone is no Longer Enough': The Reframing of Elite Sport from a Private Trouble to a Public Issue Maarten van Bottenburg 9. Both Sides Now: Theoretical Perspectives on the Link between Social and HR Policies in Promoting Labour Market Participation Rik van Berkel and Peter Leisink 10. Understanding the Lack of Gender Equity in Leadership Positions in (Sport) Organization Inge Claringbould and Annelies Knoppers PART III: DEALING WITH THE TENSIONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT PUBLIC VALUES 11. How Public Middle Managers Relate to the Institutional Values their Organizations Represent Marja Gastelaars 12. Corporate Social Responsibility and Professional Football Clubs in the Netherlands: Juggling Value and Values in a Local Context Frank van Eekeren 13. Ethnographies of Leadership: The Convergence of Diverging Values Martijn Koster and Eva van Dijk 14. The Contribution of HRM to Fairness, Social Legitimacy and Public Value: Human Resource Governance and Risk Management in Seven Leading Multinational Companies Paul Boselie, Jaap Paauwe and Elaine Farndale 15. Concluding Analysis Peter Leisink, Paul Boselie, Maarten van Bottenburg and Dian Marie Hosking Index