Rolling Back the Frontiers of the State

  • Stephen J. Bailey
Part of the Macmillan Texts in Economics book series (TE)


The Government’s economic objective is to promote sustained (economic) growth and higher living standards. In delivering this objective, fiscal and monetary policies are complemented by the Government’s continuing programme of microeconomic reform. This reform is designed to improve the efficiency of markets and strengthen the long-term supply performance of the economy. … The Government’s strategy for strengthening the supply side aims to make the economy more responsive to market disciplines by enlarging the market sector, increasing competition, deregulating, and improving the climate for enterprise, particularly small businesses (Financial Statement and Budget Report 1994–95, London: HMSO, 1993, pp. 1–2, emphasis added).


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Further reading

  1. Bailey, S. J. (1990) ‘Charges for Local Infrastructure’, Town Planning Review, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 427–53.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  3. Department of Health (1989) Working for Patients, Cm 555 (London: HMSO).Google Scholar
  4. Ferlie, E. (1994) ‘The Creation and Evolution of Quasi-Markets in the Public Sector: Early Evidence from the National Health Service’, Policy and Politics, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 105–12.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. HM Treasury (1993) The Private Finance Initiative: Breaking New Ground (London: HMSO).Google Scholar
  6. Le Grand, J. (1991) ‘Quasi-markets and Social Policy’, The Economic Journal, vol. 101, pp. 1256–67.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  8. Office of Public Service and Science, (1991) Competing for Quality: Buying Better Public Services, Cm 1730 (London: HMSO).Google Scholar
  9. Office of Public Service and Science, (1993) Next Steps Agencies in Government Review 1993, Cm 2430 (London: HMSO).Google Scholar
  10. Tilley, I. (ed.) (1993) Managing the Internal Market (London: Paul Chapman).Google Scholar

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© Stephen J. Bailey 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Bailey
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsGlasgow Caledonian UniversityUK

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