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dc.contributor.authorTammelin, Mia
dc.contributor.authorMänttäri-van der Kuip, Maija
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-11T10:51:38Z
dc.date.available2021-11-11T10:51:38Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationTammelin, M., & Mänttäri-van der Kuip, M. (2022). Policy Alienation in Frontline Social Work : A Study of Social Workers’ Responses to a Major Anticipated Social and Health Care Reform in Finland. <i>Ethics and Social Welfare</i>, <i>16</i>(1), 19-35. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2021.1977836" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2021.1977836</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_101049341
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78622
dc.description.abstractChange in the policy and ideology governing social and health care has been much debated in the Western welfare states, including in Finland, where the public sector has witnessed a shift towards a market and managerial ideology in a climate of austerity. These changes affect organisations as well as individual workers. Social workers implement social policies in their daily work, and are thus positioned in between policies and clients. This may expose them to feelings of unease in the implementation of certain policies. In this study, we apply the policy alienation framework of Tummers and colleagues (2009. “Policy Alienation of Public Professionals: Application in a new Public Management Context.” Public Management Review 11 (5): 685–706) in analysing the responses of social workers to a major social and health care reform prepared in Finland in 2015–2019. By applying problem-driven content analysis to interview data, we study how social workers responded to the proposals for reform, and how the two dimensions of policy alienation, i.e. experiences of meaninglessness and powerlessness, were manifested. The findings suggest that policy alienation is widespread among social workers and that experiences of powerlessness and meaninglessness are common. The social workers experienced powerlessness in relation to specific policies and practices. They also viewed the reform as meaningless, as it lacked socially relevant goals.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis, Routledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEthics and Social Welfare
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.titlePolicy Alienation in Frontline Social Work : A Study of Social Workers’ Responses to a Major Anticipated Social and Health Care Reform in Finland
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202111115640
dc.contributor.laitosPsykologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Psychologyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSosiaalityöfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSocial Worken
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange19-35
dc.relation.issn1749-6535
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume16
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber287678
dc.relation.grantnumber322639
dc.subject.ysososiaalityöntekijät
dc.subject.ysomuutos
dc.subject.ysopolitiikka
dc.subject.ysomielekkyys
dc.subject.ysososiaalihuolto
dc.subject.ysoterveydenhuolto
dc.subject.ysouudistukset
dc.subject.ysohyvinvointivaltio
dc.subject.ysovastuu
dc.subject.ysosäästöt
dc.subject.ysotäytäntöönpano
dc.subject.ysovieraantuminen
dc.subject.ysososiaalipalvelut
dc.subject.ysotyöhyvinvointi
dc.subject.ysososiaalipolitiikka
dc.subject.ysojulkinen sektori
dc.format.contentfulltext
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1080/17496535.2021.1977836
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiatutkijan tehtävä, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramTutkijatohtori, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramResearch post as Academy Research Fellow, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramPostdoctoral Researcher, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland under grant [322639] and grant [287678].


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