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Managing Social Issues

A Public Values Perspective Edited by Peter Leisink, Paul Boselie, Maarten van Bottenburg and Dian Marie Hosking, Utrecht University School of Governance, The Netherlands
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.
Extent: 296 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 695 5
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  • Business and Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Public Management
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Public Policy
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.
Contributors: P. Boselie, G.A. Brewer, I. Claringbould, A. de Ruijter, E. Farndale, M. Gastelaars, K. Grint, C. Holt, D.M. Hosking, E. Knies, A. Knoppers, M. Koster, P. Leisink, J. Paauwe, R. Spaaij, W. Vandenabeele, R. van Berkel, M. van Bottenburg, E. van Dijk, F. van Eekeren, H.J. van Rinsum, J. Vermeulen
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
Ramón 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