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The New Public ContractingRegulation, Responsiveness, Relationality$
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Peter Vincent-Jones

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199291274

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.001.0001

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Social Control Contracts

Social Control Contracts

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(p.229) 9 Social Control Contracts
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The New Public Contracting
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Peter Vincent-Jones

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291274.003.0009

This chapter considers how relationships between the state and individual citizens are being structured increasingly through social control contracts in the fields of unemployment and employment services, criminal justice, and education. It evaluates the responsiveness of these regulatory arrangements with reference to the common contract norms of reciprocity, consent, choice, and power. It distinguishes between social control strategies based on centrally determined regulatory frameworks and the more organic development of contractual techniques by professionals in the spheres of probation and social work. The agendas and rationales are shown to be entirely different, with greater governance problems being anticipated in the case of state-imposed measures.

Keywords:   social control contracts, unemployment, employment, criminal justice, education, contract norms, social control

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