The changing landscape of public service delivery systems for disabled people in China: a Shanghai case study

Zhao, Ting and Grotz, Jurgen (2019) The changing landscape of public service delivery systems for disabled people in China: a Shanghai case study. Disability and Society, 34 (3). pp. 498-503. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

This article will consider the current development of an emerging contract culture for the delivery of social services and its impact on disabled people in China. The discussion is based on an original qualitative study in Shanghai. The past 30 years have seen dramatic changes in China, which in parts have led to improvements in the lives of disabled people. The China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) became a key player in delivering these changes with the government. However, the CDPF is being criticized by disabled people for being too bureaucratic and not being effective enough in its delivery of services. One of its responses is to work with newly emerging not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) of and for disabled people. The CDPF has now begun to contract the delivery of some services to such NPOs. It is hoped that this may improve their effectiveness but the development of a contract culture in the delivery of services for disabled people may also be seen to pose a threat.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: china,contracting out,disability,not-for-profit organizations,public service,health(social science),health professions(all),social sciences(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3306
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 23:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/70600
DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2018.1556492

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