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The other invisible hand : delivering public services through choice and competition

Author: Julian Le Grand
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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How can we ensure high-quality public services such as health care and education? Governments spend huge amounts of public money on public services such as health, education, and social care, and yet the services that are actually delivered are often low quality, inefficiently run, unresponsive to their users, and inequitable in their distribution. In this book, Julian Le Grand argues that the best solution is to  Read more...
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Le Grand, Julian.
Other invisible hand.
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007927825
(OCoLC)154694703
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Le Grand
ISBN: 9781400828005 1400828007
OCLC Number: 438707951
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 195 pages)
Contents: Ends and means --
Choice and competition --
School education --
Health care --
New ideas --
The politics of choice --
An American perspective / Alain Enthoven --
A sceptic's perspective / David Lipsey.
Responsibility: Julian Le Grand.

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Governments spend huge amounts of public money on public services such as health, education, and social care, and yet the services that are delivered are often low quality, inefficiently run, and  Read more...

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