Utility, economic rationalism and the circumscription of agency.

  title={Utility, economic rationalism and the circumscription of agency.},
  author={P A Dirita and Trevor Parmenter and Roger J Stancliffe},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  volume={52 7},
BACKGROUND Great strides have been achieved over the past few decades in service provision for people with intellectual disability (ID). However, there has also been a growth in the use of economic rationalism and a related rise in managerialism in forming service provision outcomes. METHOD An account of the focus on process and means of provision directed within the managerialist agenda to determine how individual authority has become subsumed within patterns of dependence. RESULTS An… CONTINUE READING