Where is municipal marketization heading? Experiences from England and Scandinavia

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

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Abstrakt

Negative experiences, newer reform trends and local circumstances have challenged the reform doctrines of the New Public Management (NPM) and raised the question of whether reforms have entered a post-NPM era. We explore this question in a comparison of experiences with marketisation—a key doctrine in the NPM—within local park and road services in England, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The comparison draws upon survey data collected from mid-level managers in 2014–16. We conclude that although marketisation is widespread it is not dominant. Also, the practices of marketisation are partly transformed by newer reform trends. In perspective, we find that marketisation is an evolving practice, which trajectories depend on local contextual circumstances and adaption of newer reform ideas.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Future of Local Self-Government : European Trends in Autonomy, Innovations and Central-Local Relations
RedaktørerTomas Bergström, Jochen Franzke, Sabine Kuhlmann, Ellen Wayenberg
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdato2021
Sider157-170
Kapitel11
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-56058-4
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-56059-1
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2021
NavnPalgrave Studies in Sub-National Governance
ISSN2523-8248

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