Where is Municipal Marketisation Heading? Experiences from England and Scandinavia

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

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Marketisation is commonly understood as a key component in the Nnew Ppublic Mmanagement (NPM) model for public management reform. However, negative experiences, newer reform trends and local circumstances have challenged the NPM and raised the question of whether reforms have entered a post-NPM era. In this chapter, we explore and compare the impact of marketisation on the organisation of local service delivery and address whether newer reform trends in the post-NPM era are transforming contemporary marketisation. Our study takes place in the context of local park and road services across England, Sweden, Denmark and Norway and draws upon original survey data collected from mid-level managers in 2014-16. The chapter concludes that marketisation is widespread but not dominant within our study’s context. It is also being transformed to some extent by newer and different reform trends. In perspective, we find that marketisation is an evolving reform practice, which trajectories depend on local contextual circumstances and adaption of newer reform ideas.
Original languageDanish
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventNordic Local Government Conference - Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland
Duration: 28 Nov 201929 Nov 2019
Conference number: 28th
https://www.norkom.fi/norkom-abo-2019/

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ConferenceNordic Local Government Conference
Number28th
LocationÅbo Akademi University
CountryFinland
CityÅbo
Period28/11/201929/11/2019
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Lindholst, C., Noren Bretzer, Y., Dempsey, N., Dotterud Leiren, M., & Hansen, M. B. (2019). Where is Municipal Marketisation Heading? Experiences from England and Scandinavia. 1-12. Paper presented at Nordic Local Government Conference, Åbo, Finland.
Lindholst, Christian ; Noren Bretzer, Ylva ; Dempsey, Nicola ; Dotterud Leiren, Merethe ; Hansen, Morten Balle. / Where is Municipal Marketisation Heading? Experiences from England and Scandinavia. Paper presented at Nordic Local Government Conference, Åbo, Finland.
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Lindholst, C, Noren Bretzer, Y, Dempsey, N, Dotterud Leiren, M & Hansen, MB 2019, 'Where is Municipal Marketisation Heading? Experiences from England and Scandinavia', Paper presented at Nordic Local Government Conference, Åbo, Finland, 28/11/2019 - 29/11/2019 pp. 1-12.

Where is Municipal Marketisation Heading? Experiences from England and Scandinavia. / Lindholst, Christian; Noren Bretzer, Ylva; Dempsey, Nicola; Dotterud Leiren, Merethe; Hansen, Morten Balle.

2019. 1-12 Paper presented at Nordic Local Government Conference, Åbo, Finland.

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Lindholst C, Noren Bretzer Y, Dempsey N, Dotterud Leiren M, Hansen MB. Where is Municipal Marketisation Heading? Experiences from England and Scandinavia. 2019. Paper presented at Nordic Local Government Conference, Åbo, Finland.