Quasi-Markets and Social Policy

  • Editors
  • Julian Le Grand
  • Will Bartlett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Julian Le Grand, Will Bartlett
    Pages 1-12
  3. Will Bartlett, Julian Le Grand
    Pages 13-34
  4. Will Bartlett, Lyn Harrison
    Pages 68-92
  5. Lesley Hoyes, Robin Means
    Pages 93-124
  6. Will Bartlett
    Pages 125-153
  7. Glen Bramley
    Pages 154-182
  8. Carol Propper
    Pages 183-201
  9. Julian Le Grand, Will Bartlett
    Pages 202-220
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-241

About this book


Fundamental change is taking place in the provision of welfare services in Britain. Government bureaucracies are losing their monopoly in such key areas as health, housing, community care and education. The Government agencies are increasingly acting as purchasers of services or as umbrellas for decentralised units. The command economy is being replaced by the quasi-market economy. This highly topical book assesses whether quasi-markets can deliver efficient and equitable public services and whether they represent a permanent break with the State's traditional role of welfare provider.


economics health regulation science and technology service social policy welfare

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