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Public services or corporate welfare : rethinking the nation state in the global economy

Author: Dexter Whitfield
Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Within a framework for understanding the extent, scale and impact of the transformation of the public sector into the private sector, Dexter Whitfield forecasts the implications of the continuation of current policies.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitfield, Dexter.
Public services or corporate welfare.
Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606494247
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dexter Whitfield
ISBN: 0745308554 9780745308555 0745308562 9780745308562
OCLC Number: 43751557
Description: xix, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Global Corporate Agenda --
The seven-issue corporate agenda --
The nation state --
Public Goods, Public Risk and Power Struggles --
Global and national public goods --
Global risk or risky business --
Competition, power struggles and alliances --
Reconfiguring the state-market-civil society paradigm --
Nation States: Facilitating and Accommodating Globalisation --
Globalisation, regionalisation and the nation state --
How the state facilitates globalisation --
Privately financed infrastructure and sustainable development: mortgaging the future --
States make markets --
Globalisation of Public Management --
Modernising the State: A Third Way for Competition --
The roots of transformation and modernisation --
The objectives of transformation and modernisation --
Role of the state --
Financing the state --
Modernising the State: New Organisation and New Management? --
Organisational structure of the state --
Managing the state --
The Emerging Corporate-Welfare Complex --
Resilience to change --
New challenges for the welfare state --
The Third Way welfare state --
Pensions and social security --
the global market --
The new corporate-welfare complex --
The Price of Neo-Liberal Modernisation --
Macroeconomic impact --
Asset stripping and high transaction costs --
Employment impact --
Democratic accountability and user/employee involvement --
Fragmenting the state --
Equality and social justice --
Quality of service --
The performance state paradigm --
Ownership and control --
Partnerships.
Responsibility: Dexter Whitfield.

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'The first account of what Thatcher, Major and Blair have done to the British state in the name of global free trade' -- Red Pepper

 
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