• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Deregulation, privatization, and marketization have become the bywords for the reforms and debates surrounding the public sector. This major book is unique in its comparative analysis of the reform experience across the globe, from Canada, the West, and Eastern Europe to Australia and New Zealand. Leading country experts identify a number of key factors to systematically explain the similarities and differences, map common problems, and together reflect on the future shape of the public sector. Significant themes and topics explored in this lively and accessible book include the often neglected conflict between the drive for efficiency and questions of justice, the new role of local government, the quest for decentralization and the enhancement of competitiveness, and the introduction of public joint stock companies. Public Sector Reform will be essential reading for all students and researchers of public policy, public administration, and comparative government.

The Privatization of Infrastructures in Germany
The privatization of infrastructures in Germany
IraDenkhaus and VolkerSchneider
Privatization and Public Sector Reform as an International Phenomenon

After a continuous expansion of governmental involvement in all kinds of social activities since the beginning of this century, the last two decades have been characterized by a drastic cutback of state intervention through the reduction of public welfare programmes and the deregulation, liberalization and privatization of economic activities. Virtually all of the industrialized as well as most of the developing countries have launched some kind of fundamental restructuring programme in their public sectors, and in some cases these reform projects have targeted areas which even economic liberals have taken for granted to be core functions of the state. Adam Smith, for instance, listed ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles