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Marketization revisited

Marketization revisited

The objective of this e-book is to provide an empirical basis for analysing and comparing the recent evolution and current state of marketization – the use of market-type-mechanisms – at the level of local government in several countries. It includes seven articles from six different countries analysing the evolution and current status of marketization in three public policy areas.


A case of employment services in Italy: from a tentative quasi-market to focused partnership programmes,Capability versus efficiency: contracting out park and road services in Norway,Collaborative benchmarking in the Danish district-heating sector,Contracting out parks and roads maintenance in England,Is public procurement efficiency conditioned by market types? A critical test in park and road sectors in Sweden,Marketization revisited,Marketization trajectories in the Danish road and park sectors: a story of incremental institutional change,Marketized employment services: the impact on Christian-based service providers and their clients.

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