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Marketization in Local Government

Diffusion and Evolution in Scandinavia and England

  • Andrej Christian Lindholst
  • Morten Balle Hansen
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Questions, Theory and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrej Christian Lindholst, Morten Balle Hansen
      Pages 3-19
    3. Morten Balle Hansen, Andrej Christian Lindholst, Carsten Greve
      Pages 21-59
    4. Andrej Christian Lindholst, Morten Balle Hansen, Ylva Norén Bretzer, Nicola Dempsey, Merethe Dotterud Leiren
      Pages 61-78
    5. Andrej Christian Lindholst, Morten Balle Hansen, Ylva Norén Bretzer, Nicola Dempsey, Merethe Dotterud Leiren
      Pages 79-98
  3. Country Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Nicola Dempsey, Mel Burton, Johanna Selin
      Pages 101-116
    3. Ylva Norén Bretzer, Bengt Persson, Thomas Barfoed Randrup
      Pages 117-139
    4. Merethe Dotterud Leiren, Julie Runde Krogstad, Ingjerd Solfjeld
      Pages 161-178
    5. Andrej Christian Lindholst, Ole Helby Petersen, Kurt Houlberg
      Pages 179-196
    6. Andrej Christian Lindholst, Morten Balle Hansen, Ylva Norén Bretzer, Nicola Dempsey, Merethe Dotterud Leiren
      Pages 197-221
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Nicola Dempsey, C. L. Martínez Velarde, Mel Burton
      Pages 225-240
    3. Anders Kristoffersson, Andrej Christian Lindholst, Bengt Persson, Thomas Barfoed Randrup
      Pages 241-258
    4. Andrej Christian Lindholst, Thomas Haase Jensen, Troels Høgfeldt Kjems
      Pages 259-275
    5. Andrej Christian Lindholst, Nicola Dempsey, Thomas Barfoed Randrup, Ingjerd Solfjeld
      Pages 293-311
  5. Conclusions and Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Morten Balle Hansen, Andrej Christian Lindholst, Carsten Greve
      Pages 315-332
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 333-345

About this book

Introduction

Marketization is one of the most powerful reform doctrines reshaping the organization of public service delivery throughout the last four decades. This book revisits conventional ideas and models of marketization and compares how these have diffused and evolved across municipalities in England and Scandinavia. The book highlights the paths and impacts of marketization as diverse and dynamic and asks us to reconsider what and how we think about marketization. The content of the book is co-authored by researchers from four countries and builds upon comparable surveys and case-studies from two longstanding ‘spearhead’ services – parks and roads – for the implementation of marketization. The book appeals to scholars and policy makers with interests in discussions about the history and future of marketization in an international perspective.

Andrej Christian Lindholst is Associate Professor at Department of Political Science at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on marketization and organizational change in the public sector and implications for management, organization and performance. 

Morten Balle Hansen is Professor at Department of Political Science at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on the management and organization of public sector activities, including diffusion of novel management and leadership models, evaluation and performance management.

Keywords

Marketization Local Government New Public Management privatization reforms comparative research Public Private Partnerships institutions contracting Scandinavia UK austerity compulsory competitive tendering institutional arrangments non-governmental organizations procurement parks roads corporatization private operators

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrej Christian Lindholst
    • 1
  • Morten Balle Hansen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Politics and SocietyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Politics and SocietyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32478-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32477-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32478-0
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