Patterns and Variations of Marketization Compared

Andrej Christian Lindholst, Morten Balle Hansen, Ylva Noren Bretzer, Nicola Dempsey, Merethe Dotterud Leiren

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In this chapter we compare patterns and variations in contemporary marketization within park and road services across England, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The comparison addresses whether distinct variants of marketization has emerged across the four countries. The comparison draws on comparable survey data and is based on statistical tests of country differences. Analytical we draw on a framework which categorizes features of internal and external marketization into pre-, core-, and post-NPM models. Overall, marketization is found to diverge across all four countries while some features converge across different pairs of countries. England is strongly influenced by internal and external post-NPM models, Sweden is influenced to some degree by a mix of pre-, core-, and post-NPM models, Denmark is strongly influenced by core-NPM models and Norway is influenced by core-NPM models in the internal marketization. We conclude that distinct variations of marketization have emerged within each country.
TitelMarketization in Local Governments : Diffusion and Evolution in Scandinavia and England
RedaktørerAndrej Christian Lindholst, Morten Balle Hansen
Antal sider25
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdatofeb. 2020
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-32477-3, 978-3-030-32480-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-32478-0
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2020


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