Public Services and Market Mechanisms

Competition, Contracting and the New Public Management

  • Authors
  • Kieron Walsh

Part of the Public Policy and Politics book series (PPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The State and the Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 29-55
    3. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 56-80
  3. The Market in Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 83-109
    3. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 110-137
    4. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 138-163
    5. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 164-192
  4. The Impact of Marketisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 195-221
    3. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 222-249
    4. Kieron Walsh
      Pages 250-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-284

About this book


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.


Government innovation management New Public Management organization public management Public Services service

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