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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2000): Care of Elderly - Overseas

PRIVATISATION AND NEW MODES OF STATE INTERVENTION: THE LONG-TERM CARE PROGRAMME IN ISRAEL

M. Ajzenstadt and Z. Roshenek

Journal of Social Policy, vol. 29, 2000, p. 247-262

Article analyses the formulation and implementation of a statutory programme of care services for dependent elderly people in Israel. Argues that through the contracting out of services to non-state agencies, the state protects itself from demands and pressures from clients while maintaining its control and regulation capabilities. This process decreases the state's accountability towards its citizens, enhancing in turn its autonomy.

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