G.Chondroleou and others
International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 18, 2005, p.114 - 127 While examples of English and Greek local self government, community regeneration and management offer encouragement, civil servants in central government find withdrawal from local affairs challenging. This paper looks at
S. Carbo, E. Gardener and P. Molyneux
Basingstoke: Palgrave 2005
This text is concerned with the increasingly important and problematic area of financial exclusion, broadly defined as the inability and/or reluctance of particular societal groups to access mainstream financial services. This has emerged as a major international policy issue. There is growing evidence that deregulation in developed financial sectors improves financial inclusion for some groups (more products become available to a bigger customer base), but at the same time may exacerbate it for others (for example, by emphasising greater customer segmentation and more emphasis on risk-based pricing). In developing countries access to financial services is typically limited and therefore providing wider access to such services can aid financial and economic development. This is the first text to analyse financial exclusion issues in different parts of the world and it covers the various public and private sector mechanisms that have been advanced to help eradicate this problem
F. Powell and M. Geoghegan
European Journal of Social Work, vol.8, 2005, p.129-144
The state is retreating from its role as a provider of social services and is working in partnership with the voluntary and community sector to enable them to deliver services and act as agents of community renewal. In this context social work can assume a new role in the promotion of social inclusion and in the empowerment of the poor and oppressed to claim their social, cultural and political rights.