Governance and Public Management

Public and Social Services in Europe

From Public and Municipal to Private Sector Provision

Editors: Wollmann, Hellmut, Koprić, Ivan, Marcou, Gérard (Eds.)

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This book presents comparative analyses and accounts of the institutional changes that have occurred to the local level delivery of public utilities and personal social services in countries across Europe. Guided by a common conceptual frame and written by leading country experts, the book pursues a “developmental” approach to consider how the public/municipal sector-centred institutionalization of service delivery (climaxing in the 1970s) developed through its New Public Management-inspired and European Union market liberalization-driven restructuring of the 1980s and early 1990s. The book also discusses the most recent phase since the late 1990s, which has been marked by further marketization and privatization of service delivery on the one hand, and some return to public sector provision (“remunicipalization”) on the other. By comprising some 20 European countries, including Central East European “transformation” countries as well as the “sovereign debt”-stricken countries of Southern Europe, the chapters of this volume cover a much broader cross section of countries than other recent publications on the same subject.  

About the authors

Hellmut Wollmann is Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. His recent publications include Evaluation in Public  Sector Reform (2003), Provision of Public Services in Europe (edited with G. Marcou, 2010), and Introduction into Comparative Public Administration (with S. Kuhlmann, 2014).

Ivan Koprić is Professor of Administrative Science and Local Governance at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and President of the Institute of Public Administration in Zagreb.

Gérard Marcou is Professor of Public Law at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne, France, and Director of GRALE (Groupement de Recherche sur l'Administration Locale en Europe).

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Comparative Study of Public and Social Services Provision: Definitions, Concepts and Methodologies

    Wollmann, Hellmut

    Pages 1-12

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  • The Impact of EU Law on Local Public Service Provision: Competition and Public Service

    Marćou, Gérard

    Pages 13-26

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  • What Impact Have the European Court of Justice Decisions Had on Local Public Services?

    Bauby, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

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  • Delivering Public Services in the United Kingdom in a Period of Austerity

    McEldowney, John

    Pages 41-54

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  • Local Government Public Service Provision in France: Diversification of Management Patterns and Decentralisation Reforms

    Marćou, Gérard

    Pages 55-69

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public and Social Services in Europe
Book Subtitle
From Public and Municipal to Private Sector Provision
Editors
  • Hellmut Wollmann
  • Ivan Koprić
  • Gérard Marcou
Series Title
Governance and Public Management
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57499-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57499-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57498-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 342
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics