The dialectics between specialization and integration: politicians' and managers' views on forms of organization in the Swedish social services
2011 (English)In: Administration in Social Work, ISSN 0364-3107, E-ISSN 1544-4376, Vol. 35, no 1, 60-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study is based on interviews with politicians and managers responsible for the personal social services (PSS) in Swedish municipalities with three different organizational models (specialized, integrated, or combined). The aim was to understand the factors that influence organizational processes within the PSS, and how different organizational models affect social workers' interventions. The main results are summarized in a heuristic model that presents a number of fundamental intra-organizational factors that influence the organizing of the personal social services.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2011. Vol. 35, no 1, 60-87 p.
social work, social services, organisations, specialisation, integration, holism, devolution
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37551DOI: 10.1080/03643107.2011.533624ISI: 000286817400005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37551DiVA: diva2:361205
ProjectsSpecialisering eller integration av socialtjänstens individ- och familjeomsorg. Effekter på insatser och resultat.
Originally published in thesis with the title: "The dialectics between specialisation and integration: politicians' and managers' views on forms of organisation in the Swedish social services".2010-11-082010-11-082015-06-16Bibliographically approved