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Ivana Šimíková

The Possible Effects of the Social Service Act Implementation through a Critical Perspective of the New Public Management Model


The aim of the text is to open discussion about possible non-intended effects of the Social Services Act implementation on the traditional approaches to the missions and values of the non-governmental nonprofit sector. As the critical starting-point the author used interpreting of the New Public Management model as presented in foreign literature. The New Public Management concept, it’s interfacing with the implementation of The Social Service Act, and afterwards the critical voices reacting to the implementation of NPM are presented.


nonprofit sector, social services, the New Public Management, marketization, institutionalization, professionalization, rationalization

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