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Public Services and Market Mechanisms

Competition, Contracting and the New Public Management

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 307
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Public Policy and Politics

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Paperback - 9780333588079

10 May 1995

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10 May 1995

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The introduction of market mechanisms and a new public management are transforming government and public service throughout the world. Drawing on the experience of a number of countries but focusing, in particular, on the UK...

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The introduction of market mechanisms and a new public management are transforming government and public service throughout the world. Drawing on the experience of a number of countries but focusing, in particular, on the UK where change has progressed furthest and on the broadest front, this is the first comprehensive account of the impact of a whole range of innovations such as charging, contracting, internal markets and the creation of devolved agencies.

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Acknowledgements
Preface
PART 1: THE STATE AND THE MARKET The Traditional Model of Public Service Provision The Market Alternative The Political Dynamics of Marketisation
PART 2: THE MARKET IN ACTION Charging for Public Services Contracts and Competition Internal Markets Agencies and Devolved Control
PART 3: THE IMPACT OF MARKETISATION Organisation and Accountability Efficiency and Quality
Conclusion.

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