- Subject index
Written by leading academics in their field this book provides a clear and considered overview of the politics of health care in Britain. Bringing together a wide range of material on both past events and recent developments, the chapters cover issues such as the politics of health professionalism, clinical knowledge, and organization and management.
Chapter 4: The Politics of Organisation and Management
The Politics of Organisation and Management
When we describe some activity as ‘organised’, we signify that it has in some way been planned, the necessary resources assembled and the activity performed in a focused manner with a degree of application. In this sense, an activity may be described as ‘organised’ even if it involves only a single actor; indeed we may even use the term ‘organised’ as a label for an individual who habitually conducts their activity in the above manner. In the context of studying politics or the phenomena that we term ‘organisations’ however, we are usually referring to the performance of tasks that ...