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Happenstance and regulatory culture: the evolution of innovative community mental health services in Oxfordshire in the late twentieth century

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This paper uses co-produced historical material to explore the evolution of two innovative mental healthcare institutions that emerged in Oxfordshire in the 1960s. We highlight how the trajectories of both institutions were driven by chance events occurring within social environments, rather than emerging out of evidence or policy initiatives. Both institutions found a role for spontaneity and an openness to chance in the way they worked. We argue that this kind of institutional history would...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0957154x221136702

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
History of Psychiatry More from this journal
Volume:
34
Issue:
1
Pages:
64-77
Publication date:
2022-12-19
Acceptance date:
2022-12-01
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EISSN:
1740-2360
ISSN:
0957-154X
Language:
English
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1315537
Local pid:
pubs:1315537
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2022-12-19

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