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Marketization in Local Government

Diffusion and Evolution in Scandinavia and England

Editors: Lindholst, Andrej Christian, Balle Hansen, Morten (Eds.)

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  • Delivers a unique set of analyses of how the marketization in two local government sectors has evolved and diffused within and across England and Scandinavia in the past four decades
  • Highlights how a simple set of reform ideas across country contexts has translated into highly different practices and experiences within Local Governments 
  • Contributes to discussions about the histories and futures of marketization in an international perspective
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Comparing Contemporary Marketization in the Light of the Past

    Pages 3-19

    Lindholst, Andrej Christian (et al.)

  • Organizing Marketization

    Pages 21-59

    Hansen, Morten Balle (et al.)

  • Research Design, Materials and Methods

    Pages 61-78

    Lindholst, Andrej Christian (et al.)

  • Introducing the Research Setting: Four Countries and Two Local Services

    Pages 79-98

    Lindholst, Andrej Christian (et al.)

  • In-House, Contracted Out…or Something Else? Parks and Road Management in England

    Pages 101-116

    Dempsey, Nicola (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marketization in Local Government
Book Subtitle
Diffusion and Evolution in Scandinavia and England
Editors
  • Andrej Christian Lindholst
  • Morten Balle Hansen
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32478-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32478-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32477-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 345
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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