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Ideology, Ideas and Implementation

  • Adam B. Masters
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Abstract

Ideas frame three questionable factors claimed to motivate global public-private partnerships – have technical organizations shifted their ideology from a neo-Marxist to a neo-liberal; has new public management shifted the posture of international government organizations; and have market-like ideas become attractive for IGOs? While these ideas have salience in some instances, they do not always ring true – with pushback from professional and organizational cultures, which have proven sticky. While such ideas have not been rejected out of hand, they have all passed through the cultural lenses of engineers, police and conservators. None of whom hold with the idea that their technical organizations have a political ideology of any colour.

Keywords

New public management (NPM) Neo-Marxism Neo-liberalism Professional culture Organizational culture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam B. Masters
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  1. 1.Centre for Social Research and MethodsThe Australian National UniversityActonAustralia

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